Golfer Lorna McClymont to compete for her country

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Lorna McClymont in action.
Lorna McClymont

University of Stirling Golfer Lorna McClymont has been selected to compete for Great Britain and Ireland in a prestigious international match.

The 22-year-old sports studies student is one of eight players picked for the team that will take on the Continent of Europe for the Vagliano Trophy.

The competition, to be staged at Royal Dornoch at the end of the month, comes after Lorna was named the UK’s top student golfer in May after finishing the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Tour in top spot.

She also won the Women’s Irish Open title and Women’s Welsh Open title recently.

Lorna, from Milngavie, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland. Royal Dornoch is up there as one of my favourite golf courses so with the Vagliano Trophy being there makes it even more special. I look to helping the team in what is sure to be a fantastic match.”

Great achievement

David Bond, Head of Performance Sport at the University of Stirling, said: “It’s a great achievement to gain selection and underlines that Lorna has enjoyed an outstanding season. Everyone at the University wishes Lorna and the team success in the match.”

The Vagliano Trophy is an annual women’s amateur international match between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe which was first played in 1959 at Wentworth.

The Vagliano trophy was provided by French golfer Andre Vagliano. The competition is organised by The R&A and the European Golf Association (EGA).

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