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R&A Scholar impresses with top ten finish in South America

R&A Foundation Scholar Andrew Wilson impressed on the international stage with his recent performance in Peru.


Andrew Wilson at the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament in St Andrews.

Wilson, who was the runner up at the recent R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament in St Andrews in April, earned a sixth place finish in the 72-hole stroke-play championship.

The 22-year-old finished on a one-over par total of 289 at the Campeonato International de Aficionados Copa Carlos Raffo, played at Lima Golf Club.

Wilson, who was also the winner of the 2015/16 BUCS (British universities and Colleges) order of merit, studies at Northumbria University.

Another R&A Foundation Scholar Michael Howard, a student at the University of Edinburgh, also represented The R&A Foundation Scholars competed in Peru. The 24-year-old finished in a tie for 45th place.

Michael Howard at the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament in St Andrews.

The R&A Foundation Scholars receive financial support to enable them to continue to play competitive golf while completing their studies.

Previous scholars include Ryder Cup winner player Francesco Molinari, and former Ricoh Women’s British Open Champion and Solheim Cup campaigner Catriona Matthew.

Today, The R&A currently supports 15 universities, including St Andrews, and over more than 100 individual scholars.