Strong showing at Autumn Trophy for 600 Club ScholarsSeptember 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)