25th April 2006




The University of Lincoln’s golf team is just one game away from a return to the BUSA Premier League North and another stint at the top level of university golf.


After a strong season in the BUSA Midlands Conference Lincoln now face Northern Conference champions the University of Central Lancashire in a Premier League play-off tomorrow (Wednesday).


The winners of the match at Carholme Golf Club on Wednesday 26th April will replace relegated Leeds University in the BUSA Premier League North for the 2006/2007 season.


The prospect of Premier League golf is not all that daunting for Lincoln as the team spent two seasons at Premier League level before relegation back to the Midlands Conference at the end of the 2003/2004 season.


Victory at Carholme tomorrow would give Lincoln the opportunity to renew old acquaintances with the larger sporting institutions of Northumbria and Loughborough.


“To be one game away from a place in the Premier League is a major achievement for an institution of Lincoln’s size,” enthused Athletic Union President Glen Wilson.


 “The football club has proved that premier league competition is not beyond Lincoln and it would be great for the university if the golf team could reclaim their place at that level.


“University golf is quite demanding, and often this year the team have been leaving before dawn to get to fixtures at venues such as Worcester and Oxford. This play-off match is a chance for them to gain apt reward for their work over the season and I am confident they can do just that.”


The match is scheduled for an 11:30am tee-off at Carholme Golf Club on Wednesday 26th April.


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Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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