R&A Foundation Scholars’ success in Argentina

ScholarsR&A Foundation Scholars Eilidh Briggs and Charlotte Austwick notched up a notable victory when they won the Freddy Zorraquin Trophy in Argentina.

The girls enjoyed a nine-shot victory in the team event at the Argentine Ladies’ Open Championship at the Club de Campo Los Pinguinos, near Buenos Aires earlier this month. They led after the first two rounds of the 54-hole championship which was curtailed due to inclement weather.

Briggs, the 2011 Scottish Girls’ Champion and a student at Stirling University, and Austwick, a third year student at York University, had previously played together in a three-woman team representing Great Britain at the World University Golf Championships in the Czech Republic, where they finished in seventh position.

The R&A Foundation Scholars’ programme supports more than 100 male and female students in several countries throughout their period of study. The R&A Scholars’ Tournament takes place from April 8-9, 2013 on the Old and Eden courses in St Andrews.

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