Golfer Lucy Williams (3rd year Applied Golf Management Studies) is the winner of this month’s award following an outstanding win at the BUCS Midland Regional Golf qualifying event.
Golfer Lucy Williams (3rd year Applied Golf Management Studies) is the winner of this month’s award following an outstanding win at the BUCS Midland Regional Golf qualifying event. Lucy was a run-away winner, shooting 6-Under par, beating all the boys, and finishing 11 shots clear of the next placed female. In the process, Lucy has improved her handicap to +1.3. Fellow TASS scholars and Applied Golf Management Studies students Charlotte Hope, Katie Burman and Lauren Spray also had strong showings at this event. Charlotte finished 3rd, while Katie and Lauren finished 5th and 6th respectively.
Lucy has flown to Argentina together with Sian James (2nd year Applied Golf Management Studies) where they will represent the R&A in the Argentina Open from 3rd to 5th of December.
Other Notable Achievements
As the cross-country season got into full swing, there were many fine performances by UBS athletes, with 4 scholars qualifying for the European Championships due to be held in Dublin in December. Sara Treacy (3rd year Medicine) will be looking to make use of home advantage as she competes in her 3rd consecutive European Cross Championships. Sara earned her place on the Irish U23 team after finishing 5th in the Senior race at the recent Irish Intercounty Championships, and in doing so, added the National U23 title to the Junior title she won last year. Lauren Howarth (2nd year Medicine) made an impressive and timely return to form after 7 months out with injury. In finishing 5th at the British trials she earned her place on the British Junior Team. Lauren, who won individual bronze at the European Championships last year, will now look to cement her form and help the British Junior women win a 5th consecutive team gold. Not far behind Lauren at the trials was Katie Knowles (2nd year Sport and Exercise Sciences) who ran the race of her life to finish 6th, and miss out on selection by a single place. The British Junior Men’s Team for Dublin will include 2 University of Birmingham students. James Wilkinson (2nd year Sport & Exercise Sciences) and Nick Goolab (2nd year Mathematics) finished 2nd and 5th respectively in their trial race. James made up for missing out on selection in 2008 by a single place by gaining one of the automatic qualifying slots, while Nick, the 2008 trial winner, ran admirable after falling twice during the race. Earlier in the month, Nick and James ran for England at the Gateshead International Cross Country where they finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Non Stanford (3rd year Sport and Exercise Sciences), easily won the BUCS Duathlon Championships to add to the Biathlon Championships she won earlier this year. Taking the victory by 20 seconds, Non helped the University of Birmingham team to 2nd place. Becky Milnes (1st year SPECS) also formed part of the silver medal winning team.
There was also BUCS medals for Badminton duo Alyssa Lim (1st year English) and Catherine Grant (2nd year Physiotherapy), as they reached the semi-finals of Women’s Doubles competition. Alyssa and Cat gave the eventual winners a close run for their money, and had they been drawn in the other half of the draw would surely have left with silver. Mixed doubles pairings of Alyssa and James Lauder (Sport Science with Materials), and Cat together with Ivor Griffiths, both reached the quarter-finals. Cat also reached the final of the Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the Wimbledon Challenger.
Lotte Eriksen (3rd year Sport & Exercise Sciences) helped the Birmingham Ladies win the Stage 2 Upper Tier of the BUCS Squash Premier League. At the BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships, fresher Jennifer Jackson (Medicine) finished 5th in the 400m Individual Medley final, and 8th in the final of the 400m Freestyle.
Ben Watson (1st year Mechanical & Materials Engineering) finished 2nd in the 94 Kilo Class at the recent British U23 Weightlifting Championships.
Lucy William - November 2009
Sport Results - November 2009