2022 Boyd Quaich
In its first playing since 2019, the 72nd Boyd Quaich Memorial Golf Tournament proved a successful one for Cambridge University Golf Club. The tournament attracts a strong international field of university students competing over 72 holes of singles strokeplay on the Old and New Courses at St. Andrews with a 36-hole cut for the top 30, this year falling at 5-over par.
Playing in the first group on day one at the Old Course, Calum Mackenzie, the CUGC Captain for 2021-22, handed in a ‘disappointing’ 77 but came back superbly on day two with a level-par 71 around the New Course to make the cut on the number. Rounds of 79 and 73 on the New and Old respectively put Calum in 28th position, one ahead of the closest OUGC challenger.
Captain for 2022-23 Alexander Mair shot four consistent rounds of 73, 73, 74 and 75 to finish tied for 20th position at 9-over par.
Eoin Murphy from Maynooth University won the Quaich at 8-under par after four rounds.
The two Cambridge players dealt very well with the pressures of firm golf courses, live leaderboards informing them of the cut line and elite competition from students all over the UK and beyond.
Many thanks should go to the University of St. Andrews, the St. Andrews Links Trust and the R & A for accommodating the tournament. CUGC has a strong history in the event, with Ben Wescoe winning the competition in 2011, and we look forward to returning next year, held a month earlier in late June.
Full scores available at https://www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour/#/competition/3319446/leaderboard