All-conquering Stirling sweep to title success

SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Stirling completed a clean sweep by beating St Andrews in the final of the Scottish Universities Men’s Matchplay Championship at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth.

Despite losing the first match of the day – Angus Carrick and Zander Culverwell went down to Blair Pelling and Conor Gask on the final green – Stirling led 3½-1½ after the morning foursomes.

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They wasted no time getting over the finishing line in the singles and went on to claim the title with a 10-5 victory.

Carrick bounced back to win his singles, which also produced wins for Mike Howard, Kit Holmes, Patrick Spraggs, Mathias Eggenberger and David Booth.

The triumph followed individual wins by Booth and Eilidh Briggs earlier in the week, two team stroke-play triumphs and a women’s team match-play victory.