Strong showing at Autumn Trophy for 600 Club Scholars

Strong showing at Autumn Trophy for 600 Club Scholars

September 30th, 2020

With the ongoing restrictions on tournament golf due to the coronavirus pandemic, the only tournament being held in the Autumn season was the Autumn Trophy at Alyth GC.

The players were blessed with beautiful weather and a wonderfully conditioned golf course, the narrow tree-lined holes placing an emphasis on accuracy and ball control. Typically a 3 day, 54 hole event, for 2020 the tournament was reduced to 18 holes.

In the Ladies tournament, Megan Ashley recovered from an early double bogey at the 4th to record 5 birdies for a 68 (-3) which tied for 1st. In her first event playing for St Andrews, Elsa Lundquist posted a 75 (+4) to tie for 9th and Josie Baker finished in 12th position with a 78 (+7).

In the Men’s tournament both Connor Rochon and Roddy McAuley challenged to win with both needing a birdie at the last to tie the clubhouse lead. Unfortunately both were to come up just short but it was a strong showing from the group for the first event of the year. Results as follows:

Connor Rochon – T-2 (69, -1)

Roddy McAuley – 5th (70, Even)

Ben Morris – T-10 (72, +2)

Trevor Hecht – T-42 (78, +8)

  • “To play for the University of St Andrews Golf Team made that experience even more important to me – the combination of the traditions, the people I’ve met through the matches and the wider network, the extraordinary places we played, and the consistently brilliant competition, are highlights of my life.”
    Storm Boswick – MA Honours, 1991
  • “I am proud to support the golf program at the University of St Andrews. The Home of Golf is an iconic place where the history, values and the tradition of the game are intertwined with the culture of the town and the people who reside there.”
    Tom Ross – Managing Director of Raymond James & Associates, 600 Club Member
  • “The golf programme they have at St Andrews is a great option for players who want top level academics but do not want to compromise on the quality of the golf programme - it's a special opportunity to be a student athlete in the Home of Golf.”
    Claude Harmon III
  • “Living, playing and studying here in the Home of Golf is a truly unique experience”
    David Watt – Director of Golf, University of St Andrews