Student breaks 14-year course record en route to National Championships

Truro and Penwith College student Emily Toy broke a 14-year course record in qualifying for the South West team for the 2016 AoC Sport National Championships in Tyne and Wear.

18-year-old Emily, who plays her golf at Carlyon Bay golf club in Cornwall, shot a magnificent 5 under par total 70 at Mendips Springs Golf Club. Emily carded five birdies and an eagle for the round, breaking the former best of 71. Emily was the only player to shoot a sub-par round for the day and the course record was a real bonus for what was an excellent day’s golf.
After completing her round, Emily said: “I stayed out of trouble, and obviously you can’t have a round like that without putting well."

She was also complementary to the Mendips Springs golf club. “The club have been really friendly and helpful," she added.

Emily, who is Truro College's Golf Academy captain, has already this year broken a course record at Carlyon Bay and won the English girls Golf Championships - and from that championship was selected to play for England, becoming part of a successful home international winning squad. She has also finished seventh in the England Order of Merit and was part of Truro College's pairing with Victoria Pawley (Trevose Golf Club) to win the ISGA National Ladies championships at Sunningdale Ladies Golf Club in November.

Emily is looking to progress on to higher education, studying Sports and Exercise Sciences at Exeter University, when she has finished her studies at Truro and Penwith. She is the current ‘Truro College Sport Student of the Year’ and is looking to finish her academic course with top grades.

John Presswell the academy manager at Truro said: “Emily is an inspiration and role model to all students, with the way she conducts herself at college and the efforts she puts in off the course, to be a top player on it”. 

Emily will now have her sights set on winning the National Championships for the South West, when they take place in Tyne and Wear in April.