A team of top student golfers from St Andrews has lifted the inaugural Smurfit Cup, beating the University of Ulster in a closely contested final at the K Club in Kildare.
The St Andrews team of Will Wrisedale, Gordon Stephenson, Cammy Gray, Cole Sedgwick, Mike Gray and Mikael de Picciotto are all golf bursars supported by the R&A.
Playing a Ryder Cup format, the Fife team overcame the University of Ulster 7 and 5 after rounds on the Palmer and Smurfit courses at the K Club, host to the 2006 Ryder Cup.
The University of Ulster is also sponsored by the R&A and the new competition – generously sponsored by Dr Michael Smurfit, owner of the K Club – is designed to broaden competition amongst Britain and Ireland’s very best student golfers.
St Andrews Director of Sport and Exercise Stephen Stewart said. “This was a tremendous opportunity for our golfers to play against some of Irelands top student golfers in a world class setting. The competition was good, but so to was the camaraderie that developed between both sides as they were treated to many extras, including insights into the preparation and organisation that went into hosting the Ryder Cup.”
The winning St Andrews team is pictured with the cup, alongside Matt Dunning, David Dennis, Mitchell Chapman and Ryan Cross, all members of the Australian Rugby Squad, currently touring Britain and Ireland, who were visiting the K Club as the Fife team triumphed.
Issued by the Press Office, University of St Andrews
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