Yale student dominates Boyd Quaich

Yale student dominates Boyd Quaich

July 10th, 2017

On a near perfect day for golf in St Andrews, Yale’s Eion Leonard shot a 7 under par 65 to finish on 265, 21 under, completing a wire to wire win and in turning smash the all scoring record for the Boyd Quaich by 13 shots.

Leonard only shot three bogeys all week, his last coming on the 18th hole in round 1 during his opening 67 in tough conditions. The bogey free rounds to follow were every bit as impressive, giving his opponents little encouragement in trying to close the gap. Adam Fisher, representing Missouri State finished second on 274, a score which in any other year would have been enough to win and break the scoring record himself. Other notable performances came from Stirling duo James Wilson and Andrew Davidson, Duncan McNeil (McNeese State), Lucas Michel (Melbourne), Oliver White (Tyler Junior Texas), Maximilian Hirsch (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) and Josh Stancer (Northumbria). Defending champion George Burns (St Andrews) finished 10th with a score of 283, 3 under par.

Thanks go to The St Andrews Links Trust, The R&A, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, The St Andrews Golf Club and The University of St Andrews.

Next year’s tournament will take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th July.

Final Scores

Final scores from the 2017 Tournament can be found on the GolfBox website. A full tournament report will appear here shortly, but for news and more information please follow us:

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  • “Living, playing and studying here in the Home of Golf is a truly unique experience”
    David Watt – Director of Golf, University of St Andrews
  • “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
  • “As a parent of a student presently attending St Andrews and playing for Saints Golf, I cannot imagine another University anywhere being able to offer a better golfing and educational experience than the one my son is receiving.”
    David McCarthy – Parent & 600 Club Member
  • “For over 600 years the town of St Andrews and the University of St Andrews have had a seamless partnership that celebrates the legacy, tradition, and values that bind them together. This standard of excellence is seen through the prism of the Golf Programme.”
    Dave Bonuccelli – David L Bonuccelli & Associates, 600 Club Member