The University of St Andrews Schoolgirls Championship began a number of years ago as the 'Scottish Schoolgirls Tournament', run by the University’s Ladies Golf Club. Since then the tournament has expanded considerably and now is fully supported by the University, the R&A and The Links Trust, which has allowed the tournament to be offered to a wider corpus of players.
Saints Sport and the Ladies Golf Club both recognise the need to support young female golfers and to highlight both the academic and sporting resources the University of St Andrews has on offer. The tournament, therefore, not only seeks to endorse the University, but also to promote Ladies golf, both in Scotland and internationally across the wider golfing community.
The tournament is open to all school aged girl golfers, both from the UK and around the world, and in the past has attracted players from the UK, Sweden and South Africa.
The Championship is run as a Strokeplay competition for golfers with handicap of 12 and below and Stableford competition for golfers with handicap between 12.5 and 24, with the competitors competing for the Renee Powell Cup and Carol Kaufman Shield.
Renee Powell with Director of Sport Stephen Stewart, Sports Development Manager Gary Brankin and members of the University of St Andrews Ladies Golf Club in 2015.
A Message From Renee Powell
If you would like any further information about the tournament please contact the University of St Andrews Golf Club or the University's Assistant Director (Sports Developmen) Duncan Caithness.