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Donegal test for Irish Students

​Irish Students Championship (28-30 August) takes place at Donegal GC

  • 27 August 2019

​Picture: Donegal GC at Murvagh | Golffile

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Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh is the venue for this year's Irish Students Open, which begins on Wednesday (28 August).

Rated one of Ireland's finest links, Murvagh is a spectacular setting, sitting on a promontory that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. This championship, first played in 1969 at Laytown & Bettystown, has proved a stepping stone to greater things for many of its champions.

Now a mixed event, the top 42 male and the leading eight females progress to the final round after a 36-hole cut. A university team event runs concurrently. The two best scores each day (teams may have two or three players) count for the team's tally.