Friday, April 02, 2010

Top seed Leona Maguire plays Kelsey MacDonald

in first round of French Under-21 match-play

Five English players, led by national champion Charlie Douglass, have qualified for the matchplay stages of the French lady junior championship at St Cloud.
The top 32 players went through to the knockout after 36 holes of strokeplay qualifying. Charlie qualified in fifth place and is joined by Hayley Davis (8th), Heidi Baek (13th), Alex Peters (17th) and Holly Clyburn (22nd).
In the first round of matchplay Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) will play Lara Katzy (Germany); Hayley Davis (Ferndown) plays Mireia Prat (Spain), Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry) is drawn against Lea Charpier (France), Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) takes on Elisabeth Haavardsholm (Norway); Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) plays Louise Ridderstrom (Sweden).
The top seed is defending champion Leona Maguire of Ireland, who was level par after two rounds and plays Kelsey Macdonald of Scotland.
Kelsey was one of seven players who tied on the cut-off mark of 152 and who played-off for the last four places.
England’s Hannah Barwood (Knowle) missed out on the play-off by one shot.Leona Maguire paired up with her twin, Lisa, to win the Vilmorin Cup, which was contested by 16 national teams over the qualifying rounds. France were runners-up and England I were third, represented by Hannah Barwood, Holly Clyburn and Charlie Douglass.
England scores
Par 142 2 x 71
144 Charlie Douglass 69 75
146 Hayley Davis 74 72
148 Heidi Baek 75 74
150 Alex Peters 78 72; Holly Clyburn 72 78
Failed to qualify:
153 Hannah Barwood 75 78
161 Charlotte Wild (Mere) 82 79
162 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 79 83
Retired:Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Hannah Turland (Tidworth Garrison)
Full details:
Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer