Scots pair on top of the ‘world’ after Corporate Challenge glory
THE CARRICK on Loch Lomond played host to the final of the prestigious World Corporate Golf Challenge, which saw some of the world’s most powerful business leaders do battle on the banks of Loch Lomond.
The competition, which took place over two days, was won by the Scottish pairing of Chris Aitken and William Macmillan, who were representing Rolls Royce PLC. The pair amassed a total of 105 points in the combined stableford competition to take the title.
The Rolls Royce PLC team entered the final round nine points behind the overnight leaders from Guatemala, who had played extremely well in challenging conditions and stormed into an early day lead with an impressive 62 points after their first round. However, the Central American pairing were unable to follow that total up with a similar score and were only able to post 40 points in the second round and finished in second place behind Aitken and Macmillan.
“The event was an outstanding success for everyone involved and once again proved that the resort is up there with the very best on the world stage,” stated Ross Whitfield, General Manager at The Carrick on Loch Lomond.
“From speaking to the competitors throughout the week, they all thoroughly enjoyed the legendary Scottish hospitality. We are obviously delighted for the home nation team, who came out on top here.”
The event was co-hosted by Ryder Cup legends Tony Jacklin and Ronan Rafferty, and Event Director Harry Lloyd was delighted with its success.
“The Carrick on Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most impressive luxury golf resorts, and provided the perfect setting for this year’s World Final,” he said. “The competitors were blown away by the beautiful setting and the first class hospitality that was provided throughout their stay.”