From Colin Farquharson
Hazel MacGarvie (Stirling University) extended her lead at the top of the West of Scotland Trophy students' golf tournament leaderboard to six shots after a three-over -par second round of 74 at Western Gailes Golf Club yesterday (Tuesday).
A couple of birdies helped the former Scottish U18 girls champion from Ayrshire to reach the 15th in level par , before four dropped shots over three holes threatened to allow the rest of the field back into the competition. However, MacGarvie, pictured left, bounced back to birdie the last and ensure that the competition is in her hands heading into Wednesday's final round.
Behind MacGarvie is a packed leaderboard with three competitors sitting at seven over par 149 – Kirsty Brodie (Scottish Golf), Ireland's Eleanor Metcalfe (Maynooth University) and Louise Duncan (Edinburgh University).
The round of the day, however, came from Stirling University’s Penny Brown, who used an eagle at the par 5 sixth to underpin a one under par 70, ensuring that she made the cut for the final day’s play.
In the women's team competition, the Stirling I team continue to lead at 294, five strokes clear of their second team, and nine strokes clear of third-placed Maynooth I
143 H MacGarvie (Stirling) 69 74.
149 K Brodie (Scottish Golf) 76 73, E Metcalfe (Maynooth) 75 74, L Duncan (Edinburgh) 74 75.
151 C Goadby (Stirling) 75 76, M Fraser (Stirling) 75 76.
153 K K Brown (St Andrews) 78 75, L Van Veggel (St Andrews) 74 79.
154 P Brown (Stirling) 84 70, M Doyle (Maynooth) 78 76.
155 G Batty (Stirling) 79 76, F Clark (St Andrews) 77 78.
+Players with 155 and better qualified for final round.
WOMEN'S TEAM LEADERS
294 Stirling 1. 299 Stirling 2. 303 Maynooth 1.304 St Andrews 2. 330 Bournemouth 1.
347 St Andrews 3.