First team captain Laurie Potter will be looking for a strong performance in the competition.

University of Exeter Golf invitational tees off on 1 March

University of Exeter Invitational returns to Trevose for another round of elite student golf.

The second annual University of Exeter Invitational Links Trophy tees off at Trevose Golf and Country Club on Saturday 1 March.

Already established as a leading event on the student golfing calendar, the 54 hole, three day tournament will again welcome an elite field featuring top student golfers from across the home nations.

University of Exeter Golf Performance Manager and tournament organiser Craig Townsend is looking forward to repeating the success of last year’s event, he said: “The feedback we had for our inaugural competition last year was very good, so we are delighted to return to Trevose again.

“A very strong field has been pulled together from all corners of the UK, Ireland and closer to home from the South West. We have a number of amateur internationals in attendance which is very exciting and should ensure an exceptional high standard of golf.

“Looking at the starting list, I'm sure it will be a fantastic tournament. As event hosts, we’ll certainly be hoping to challenge at the top, having won last season’s British Universities and Colleges Sport Premier South and National Championship titles.

“It promises to be a tough competition with the ISGA (Independent Schools Golf Association) team out to defend the team title.

“Cormac Sharvin (University of Stirling) and Sinead Sexton (NUI Maynooth) also return after winning the respective men’s and women’s events in 2013.

“Once again we are hugely grateful to Nick Gammon and David Cowan at Trevose for their assistance and for hosting the event. The opportunity to play on a quality Championship Course during the winter period offers a unique challenge to the players that will test every aspect of their games.”

The tournament will qualify for R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points and starts a run of seven student tour strokeplay events culminating at the BUCS Student Tour Finals from 14-16 April at Machynys in Wales.

Spectators are invited to enjoy the competition which saw the University of Stirling’s Cormac Sharvin take last year’s men’s individual title by just one shot after a four way shoot out on a very blustery back nine on the final day of play.

The first round of the tournament tees off on Saturday 1 March at 11:25, with the close of play on Monday afternoon.

Date: 24 February 2014