Excitement at Royal Troon for Women’s Open Championship

Monday 24 April 2023

The 50th anniversary of the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Golf Championship concluded with a display of remarkable skill and resilience from some of the world’s best female amateur golfers. Megan and Josie, two of our scholars, were among the players who shone, finishing in 6th and 34th place, respectively.

The championship, which featured players from around the world, consisted of 54 holes of stroke play contested over three days. After 36 holes, the leading 60 competitors and ties returned the lowest gross scores and played a further 18 holes on the third day on the Royal Troon Old Course. The tournament is named after Helen Holm (1907 – 1971), the Glaswegian amateur golfer who was Scottish champion five times and won the British Ladies Amateur twice.

The final day of play was particularly thrilling, with 12 players, including Megan, one of five Scots, all within five shots of the lead. Despite the challenging conditions, the players displayed remarkable talent and tenacity, making for an exciting event.

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