University of St Andrews signs up for College Links Invitational

The men’s and women’s teams of the University of St Andrews have confirmed their participation in the 2020 College Links Invitational at St Andrews.

St Andrews is the second leading Scottish golf programme to commit to the College Links Invitational, which takes place over the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews (pictured) from June 7-12, 2020. Invitations are still open for overseas teams who wish to compete, while other European entrants are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

The highly-regarded elite golf programme at St Andrews attracts student athletes from around the world. The Saints Golf programme was crowned National Champions in 2017 and runners-up in 2018, with a 2019 highlight being James Blyth winning the individual title at the Scottish Student Championships. Earlier this season, St Andrews golfers Matthew Myers and Peter Kerr took part in the NCAA Patriot All-America event in Phoenix, Arizona.

The University of St Andrews offers an Arnold Palmer Scholarship to student golfers who “best embody the spirit of the man, the game and the University”.

The university itself is the oldest in Scotland and formal connections between the educational institution and St Andrews Links go back more than 150 years. St Andrews student athletes can obtain access to all seven courses run by the St Andrews Links Trust, including the legendary Old Course.

Raleigh Gowrie, of College Links Golf, welcomed St Andrews University’s decision to compete in the College Links Invitational.

He added: “The University of St Andrews has a global reputation for the quality of its golf programme and we are thrilled that both the men’s and women’s teams will be taking part in the College Links Invitational.

“This announcement, along with the participation of the University of Stirling team, means there will be a really strong Scottish element to the competition. In the coming weeks we’ll be able announcing the participation of other European teams. We’re looking forward to hosting an event with a real international flavour.”

David Watt, Director of Golf at the University of St Andrews, said: “The College Links Invitational is a fantastic opportunity for our golfers to compete with student athletes from around the world. We’re looking forward to taking part in what promises to be a terrific event.”

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