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Warwick Golfers Top 10 in World Student Matchplay 2007

golfers.jpgWarwick Golfers Top 10 in World Student Matchplay 2007

Warwick’s Golf Team came eighth in this year’s World Student Matchplay Tournament held at Wittelsbacher golf course, the private course of HRH Duke Max of Bavaria.

golfers2.jpgThe Warwick team scored rounds of 74, 74, 85, and placed joint seventh after the Friday qualification round. Captain James Smyth’s (pictured left with Stephen Essex) team then lost 2.5:1.5 to the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel/GER in the match play round and reached a final 8th place in the tournament.

Approximately 100 University golfers from 26 Universities from 10 countries and three continents, quite a few under par-scores, perfect weather and one of the leading golf courses of Germany made the tournament a great success.

Student Matchplay is hosted and organised by 7 students from the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in their spare time.

Stephen Essex, a physics PhD student and Warwick Golf Society President was named 2006 Tournament Ambassador and this year the squad’s professional conduct and sportsmanship was remarked upon.