Peaks and troughs
“Winning (the order of merit title) this year was a wee bit more difficult because of the last two tournaments, but I still managed to come back and be there. We go all peaks and troughs. It feels good that I managed to work through it.”
McClymont receives another spot in the European Palmer Cup team as order of merit winner. She receives an added bonus, a spot in a Ladies' European Access tournament by winning the final.
She added, “I’m really excited. It will be a great opportunity to play with the pros and see how my game measures up.”
Memories for a lifetime
Griffin placed joint second behind Coxon with St Andrews student Tom Parker and first-round leader Jack Leversidge of Northumbria University. That runner-up spot propelled Griffin to the top of the order of merit by 84 points over Stirling student George Cannon, winner at Montrose.
“It’s a brilliant feeling, I’m absolutely delighted,” said Griffin, winner in Spain last month. “To do it here at the home of golf is as good as it gets. I’ll have unbelievable memories for a lifetime."
The psychology student will make his Palmer Cup debut this year’s thanks to his order of merit title.
“All the legends have played in it, so for me to play in it too will be absolutely unbelievable.”
Griffin also receives a spot in this year’s Amateur Championship at Hillside. “I was looking at my WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) position and knew I had to have few good finishes to play again this year (he made the match play stages at Royal Lytham last year) so to return this year is the cherry on top.”