After 4 rounds of intense competition under glorious St Andrews sunshine it was Brad Robinson from Lenoir-Rynne North Carolina University who emerged with a one shot victory, finishing with 283 -3.
Clayton State University sat at the top of the leaderboard after day one of the 2018 Boyd Quaich. Played in glorious sunshine both The New and The Old Courses at St Andrews proved tough going for much of the field. With only five players under par, Luke Spooner led after a three under par 68 on The New Course, closely followed by four other players. This included Clayton State team mate Nick Woof on 2 under par after a 70 on The Old. Home players Peter Kerr and Matthew Myers were in the mix after level 71 on The New Course.
Luke Spooner (Clayton State) extended his lead to two shots after round 2 with a solid 70 on The Old Course. A group of three players, involving Peter Kerr (University of St Andrews), Eanna Griffin (Maynooth University), and Bradley Scott (University of Exeter) were in the chasing pack after rounds of 68, 69 and 71 respectively.
It was a day of what “might have been” for many players as The Old Course’s famous back nine took its toll. The biggest scalp was Matthew Myers who after 12 holes was eight under par for the day. Matthew finished with a 71, and whist he would feel disappointed given his excellent start, was still in the mix and only four shots behind.
Murray Naysmith, University of Alabama, shot the low round of round 3 with an excellent 67 on The New Course, a shot better than TJ Ford from Maynooth. Three others; Duncan McNeill (University of Toledo), Will Porter (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) and Joseph Bryce (University of Toledo), shot under par rounds of 70. Porter and Bryce sit jointly at the top of the leaderboard heading into Thursday final round, with Oscar Hein making up the final group, just one shot behind. A host of others on one under par will be hoping for a fast start tomorrow morning, waiting to capitalise on any mistakes from the leaders.
Final Round Report
On another great day on the famous links, Brad Robinson (Lenoir-Rynne North Carolina) came from 3 shots back after 54 holes to win the 2018 Boyd Quaich by one shot. Deep into the back nine Will Porter still looked to be the favourite, together with Ross Moore (St Johns University, USA) and overnight leader Joseph Bryce. Unfrequently for them, costly mistakes by all three players over the famous closing stretch let in Robinson, whose birdie on the last and closing 69 was enough to take the title. Robinson could not hide his delight in winning on The Old Course “It’s such an amazing opportunity and experience that The Boyd Quaich gives to every single person that enters, something that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to have an even better experience”.
Next year’s event will commence on the 2nd July, with entries opening from early February 2019.
Final Results can be found on the link below
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