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R&A Foundation Scholars enjoy success in Argentina

R&A Foundation Scholars Hannah McCook and Jessica Ross made an impact on the international stage with their recent performances in Argentina.

McCook, who won the 2015 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament in St Andrews, finished second in the 54-hole Argentine Women’s Open, played at The Hurlingham Club, near Buenos Aires. The 22 year-old Stirling University graduate finished on a one-under-par total of 212, four shots behind the winner Agustina Zeballos.

Ross (21), who is studying chemical engineering at Queen’s University in Belfast and was runner-up at the St Andrews event, finished in a tie for ninth.

McCook and Ross then teamed up to secure a four stroke victory in the Freddy Zorraquin Cup, a 36-hole stroke play team event, against the Argentinian pair of Anacona Ela Belen and Santecchia Uano Sol.

Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Working for Golf at The R&A, which supported the trip, said, “We are delighted with the performances of Hannah and Jessica in Argentina. It was an excellent opportunity for them to take part in an international event with a strong field. I’m sure both players will benefit from this experience and they deserve tremendous credit for acquitting themselves so well.”