Golfers pulled out all the right shots

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MYERSCOUGH College’s Golf Academy is celebrating after winning the Intercollegiate Golf Tour National Team finals, which follows the victory in the British Colleges Sport Finals in April.

The ICT (Intercollegiate Tour) event was held at Kings Norton Golf Club, Birmingham, and saw teams from all over the United Kingdom competing after qualifying from regional events.

On a calm, overcast day the course was in superb condition and the softer than normal greens made for some excellent scoring from all the teams involved. However, it was the six-man Myerscough team who dominated, comprehensively, winning by 15 clear shots with an excellent total of 661 from the 27 holes played.

Chris Thursby was Myerscough’s stand out performer, scoring level par for the 27 holes, with all the other team members scoring around par to leave the team +13 and comfortable victors.

Myerscough College’s head PGA golf professional, Craig Lea, was delighted with the team’s efforts on the day and highlighted the students effort in practice as reason behind their success.

He said: “This competition is the biggest further education golf tournament in the British Isles and for our students to win it is a fantastic achievement, particularly as they were playing against the best of the best in terms of college golf.

“The students have been working extremely hard with their coaches at Myerscough to consistently produce scores as close to par as possible – even on their worst days – and this is really showing now in their tournament play.”

The victory comes on the back of the college’s dominant performance and victory in the British College’s Sport Team and Individual Championships.