University of Stirling golfers enjoyed a round to remember this past week as they hosted Yale University in an exhibition match at the King’s Course, Gleneagles.
With Stirling having competed at the Yale Collegiate event in past years, it was the first time the respective British Premier North and Ivy League champions had met on Scottish soil and the transatlantic match-up did not disappoint.
Despite their fixture-packed, UK-wide itinerary, the Yale team wanted to finish their tour on a high and illustrated their NCAA Division 1 credentials with some impressive golf throughout the day. However, with all matches closely contested, the Stirling side was able to use their home advantage and run out 6-0 victors.
Some of the best student golfers from America and Scotland were playing at Gleneagles.
Although the score line did not reflect the evenness of the sides, it will no doubt please University of Stirling Head of Golf, Dean Robertson, and Head of Performance Sport, David Bond, to see such a display against quality, international opposition.
Commenting after the match Bond said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Yale University at Gleneagles for a very competitive match at the end of their UK tour.
“We pride ourselves on our sporting achievements, to test ourselves against the reigning Ivy League champions was a great opportunity.
“We’ve been fortunate to play in Yale’s annual tournament over previous years, so to reciprocate the offer and host Yale for a shared learning experience was fantastic, and we hope to see them on a golf course again soon.”
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