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Friday, July 25, 2008

Meigle's Jacqueline Sneddon

is named an All-American

golfing scholar

Alyth Golf Club member Jacqueline Sneddon from the Perthshire village of Meigle, is one of two students at Grand CanyonUniversity, Arizona who have been named All-American scholars by the National Golf Coaches Association of America.

Both Jacqueline and Brittany Anderson, who will start their second year at the university after the summer holidays, are majoring in Marketing.They have been named to the NCAA Division II academic team.
In short, the girls have been not only good on the golf course but also in the classroom studies.

Student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average qualify for the award.

They must also have competed in at least 50 per cent of the universitiy's regularly scheduled rounds of golf competition.
Jacqueline and Brittany, from Goodyear, Arizona, were two leading members of the Grand Canyon University women's golf team in the 2007-2008 college season.

Jacqueline will be 19 on November 4.

She rates winning the Alyth Golf Club women's championship at the age of 15 - the youngest ever to do so - and playing in the Dixie Women's Amateur invitation touoranment two years ago as her biggest golfing achievements so far.

Her outstanding memory of her first year at Grand Canyon University is being a member of the golf team and visiting all the places in America she had only read about before, including Hawaii and Pebble Beach, California