R&A team to compete in international collegiate event

The Torrance Course at Fairmont St AndrewsFive Foundation scholars will represent The R&A in an international collegiate event being played at the Fairmont’s Torrance Course just outside St Andrews.

The R&A team will be captained by 2004 Amateur Champion, Stuart Wilson, who played in this event himself in 2002 when a student at Abertay University in Dundee. On that occasion, the team of Scholars finished second, their best performance to date.

The team members are:

Ambroise Forquet (Bordeaux)
Alex Main (Edinburgh)
Andrew Palmer (Myerscough)
Vincent Thorne (Wales)
John Wybar (Aberdeen)

Eight university teams in all will compete including those from St Andrews, Stirling, the University of North Carolina and Georgia Southern.Stuart Wilson

The event will be held on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September with 36 holes of stroke play played on day one followed by 18 on day two.  Four scores out of five will count in each round.

Alison White, The R&A’s Assistant Director – Golf Development said: “This is an excellent opportunity for five R&A scholars to test themselves over the remodelled Torrance Course against top university teams from both sides of the Atlantic.

“We are looking for a good performance from the strong team selected and feel sure our players will be very well led by Stuart Wilson.”