13th March 2002
Talented golfers from the University of Lincoln got in the swing of a national championship final in Scotland today (Wednesday).
The University of Lincoln Golf Club has been competing against an array of British university teams since last October in the quest to win the British University Sports Association’s (BUSA) Golf Championship.
The team was promoted to the national competition after gaining third-place position in the midlands division earlier this year. Today they were knocked out by odds-on favourites Stirling University in the quarter-finals in Prestwick, Scotland.
“The team have done really well to get to the quarter-finals,” said club president and third-year Outdoor Recreation student Stephen Burnett (21). “It’s a big achievement and we were unlucky to be drawn against Stirling University today who are likely to go on and win the competition.
“The team are all very pleased to have been able to continue after the regional competition as well as spend a day playing in Scotland. It also helps to put the University of Lincoln on the sporting map.”
The 40 student golfers, who study Outdoor Recreation Management and Golf Leisure Management at Riseholme, all have low handicaps and some of them are likely to go on and play golf professionally.
“We have a very talented team, as this competition proves,” added Stephen. “Now that we have finished in BUSA we are hoping to continue practising by playing against local golf teams.”
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