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British Colleges Sport Open Golf Championships

NPTC Group students travelled to the renowned Fairmont St Andrew’s Golf Course recently to tee off against some of the UK’s future golfing stars at the 2014 British Colleges Sport Open Golf Championships.

Fauve Birch and Hannah Bowen, both A Level students from the Neath Campus, were joined by BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport student Molly Lewis from the Llandarcy Academy of Sport for the two-day open.

The competition provided an excellent opportunity for the young golfers to experience links golf in one of the most famous golfing areas in the world, with rounds taking place on the superb Torrance and Kittocks courses; just a stone’s throw from the famous St Andrews old course - the ‘home of golf’.

The competition ended on a high for the girls with Fauve Birch taking an excellent 2nd place, her superb second round of 76 moved her right through the field to take one of the coveted top spots. Hannah Bowen also played extremely well to take 5th place and Molly Lewis a well respected 8th.

NPTC Sport Lecturer, Steve Maddocks, said: “The girls competed to a very high standard, achieving excellent results in a fantastic tournament in superb facilities in Scotland. The experiences of playing two links courses in two days were out of this world and the trip was finished off by visiting the Historic St Andrews course.”