Double victory at Dundonald for Stirling golfers

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Two University of Stirling student golf scholars secured victories at the 11th Dundonald Tournament, taking the two individual awards home.

Chloe Goadby and James Wilson both finished ahead of the field at the annual competition in Ayrshire, which is part of the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme.

James Wilson

Fourth-year student James Wilson took the men's title.

Clean sweep

Chloe finished with a 10-over-par, six shots ahead of second-place teammate Gemma Batty, while Stirling star Jen Sexton’s closing round of 81 gave her third-place and secured a clean sweep on the women’s podium for Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

In the men’s competition, Stirling duo James Wilson and Chris Maclean battled it out in a playoff to decide first and second place.

A missed putt from Chris helped James to triumph at the close of the three-day event, while overnight leader and fellow Stirling golfer Colin Edgar finished in fourth.

Challenging conditions

Dean Robertson, High Performance Golf Coach at the University, said: "I was delighted to see fourth-year student athlete James Wilson win his first BUCS student tour event at Dundonald Links in what were extremely challenging conditions. This is just reward for the hard work and commitment he has shown day-in day-out over the past four years.

"Chloe Goadby continues to impress and with her improving skills and mind set, she was able to show the rest of her competitors a clean pair of heels as she completed her final nine holes in three under par. As so many got blown away in the cold blustery conditions she was able to display a craft in her game that is now becoming more and more prevalent.”

Stirling women took the title in the team competitions, with the men coming second behind the University of St. Andrews.

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