Mother Nature was kind to us and the bands of rain, snow and hail took a 24 hour break so we could enjoy 54 holes of the finest disc golf this year. In the end we greeted 46 disc golfers from points between Lancashire England and Aberdeen Scotland to test their skills on a combination of our Blue and Green Course layouts.
In the first round we played Alternate on our 6044ft (1842m) Blue course and each University team sent out 2 pairs. When the scores came in St Andrews University was leading by 2 strokes over Glasgow University(1) and 4 strokes over Myerscough College. I heard many comments about how awkward alternate shot doubles can be on finding a rhythm and couldn't agree more. Notable scores from this round were posted by Rory Curran and Peter Casey of Glasgow University rattling off 3 birdies in a row on their way to carding a 64.
After the 1st Round
St Andrews 138
Glasgow University(1) 140
Myerscough College 142
Glasgow University (2) 186
Each team sent out four players for singles in the second round and we all enjoyed a little relief on the Green Course through Bluebell Woods, well some did some more than others. We all played singles on a course built for first year players and families. This course is short, tight and all the holes with a slight sense of danger are birdie runs. When the sores came in St Andrews stretched their lead to 4 strokes over the next team but the new chaser was Myerscough College. Both St Andrews and Myerscough College had posted a total of 205 strokes for the 4 player singles round with Glasgow University(1) and Glasgow University(2) dropping 16 and 51 strokes respectively.
After Round 2
St Andrews 343
Myerscough College 347
Glasgow University(1) 361
Glasgow University(2) 442
In this round we also crowned our University Mens and Womens Singles Champions
Rhona Binnie 75 -Glasgow University - Champion
Katka Hartmanova 77 -Glasgow University
Hugo Turner 45 - St Andrew University - Champion
Rory Curran 46 - Glasgow University(1)
Timmy Murphy 48 - Myerscough College
Lochlan Fischer 49 - St Andrews University
In the third round we all headed out for Best Shot Doubles on the 18 hole Blue Course. In a three-way race for the finish line it was Myerscough College that prevailed by posting a 56 & 57 in Best Shot Doubles and topping defending Champions St Andrews University by 2 strokes.
Congratulations Myerscough College!!
Myerscough College 460
St Andrews University 462
Glasgow University(1) 477
Glasgow University(2) 581
Glasgow University Ladies 235
Thank You to everyone that came out to Bluebell Woods for the competition!!
Thanks Again to Latitude 64 for providing prizes for this event.
(and Thanks to Ibuprofen and Coffee I can write this :) )
Hope to you all next year.
"I have all my wisdom teeth, two up top, two beneath and yet I recognize my mouth says things that aren't so wise" CTD