Sunday, July 26, 2015

The clubhouse at Irvine, venue for Monday's 18-hole final qualifier for a place in the Ricoh Women's British Open, starting at Turnberry on Thursday. Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agenc

Number of qualifying places at Irvine down to 
ELEVEN ... chased by a field of 91

The women's professional (and amateur) golf spotlight stays in Ayrshire on Monday but switches its focus to Irvine Golf Club, venue for the 18-hole Final Qualifier for places at the Ricoh Women's British Open, starting down the Ayrsire coast at Turnberry on Thursday and ending on the Sunday.
The number of places available in the Finall Qualifier has come down to 11.
Over a 6,305yd links course with a par of 74 (36-38) with only two par-3s and three par-5s on the inwad half, it is reckoned that a par round would guarantee a player one of the precious 11 places.
It rained off an off most of today and there has been so much rain over the past month that the links will probably playevery inch of its 6,305yd (off the qualifying tees).
There are some quality amateurs as well as lady pros int he field of 91.
World No 1 female amateur Leona Maguire from Slieve Russell, Co Cavan in Ireland tops the list and other members of the GB and I team who did so much better this year against the Continent of Europe - without actually beating them for a change - are Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), Chloe Wiliiams from Wrexham, Wales, and England's Gemma Clews.
We shall see. If the wind blows, they will probably give a medal to anyone who gets a par round!
We'll have updates for you on the LGU website all Monday with a summary on this website at the end of the day.

7.30 Nina Holleder, Charlotte Ellis
7.41 Sophie Walker, Emma Henrikson (amateur)
7.52 Maria Beautell, Tracey Boyes, C C Buford (amateur)

8.03 Valentine Derrey, Lauren Taylor
8.15 Maria Hernandex, Patricia Sanz.
8.25 Georgia Hall, Becky Brewerton, Malene Jorgensen
8.36 Giulia Sergas, Ji Young Oh, Jessica Bradley
8.47 Carloa Ricolfi (amateur), Hannah Burke, Madelene Sagstrom (amateur)
8.58 Meghan MacLaren (amateur), Hermione Fitzgerald

9.09 Leona Maguire (amateur), Whitney Hillier, Joanna Klatten
9.20 Sophie Sandolo, Diana Luna, Sahra Hassan
9.31 Jade Schaeffer, Bronte Law (amateur), Linnea Johansson (amateur)
9.47 Maria Balikoeva, Emma Goddard, Linnea Strom
9.53 Liz Young, Chloe Williams (amateur), Stacy Lee Bregman 

10.04 India Clyburn (amateur), Caroline Afonso, Louise Stahle
10.15 Chloe Leurquin, Charlotte Leathem (amateur), Cathryn Bristow
10.26 Annabel Dimmock, Jenna Maihaniemi (amateur) , Sophie Keech (amateur)
10.45 Marta Silva, Vikki Laing, Gemma Clews (amateur)
10.56 Kelsey Macdonald, Klara Spilkova

11.07 Margherita Rigon, Chiara Mertens, Carly Booth.
11.18 Rebecca Hudson, Laura Murray
11.29 Melissa Nicol, Stephanie Na, Katherine Hull-Kirk
11.40 Isabella Ramsay,Ann-Kathrin Lindner, Noora Tamminen.
11.51 Holly Aitchison, Jing Yan, Celine Herbin

12.02 Alexandra Peters, Stephanie Meadow, Trish Johnson
12.13 Christine Wolf, Heather MacRae
12.24 Amelia Lewis, Cheyenne Woods
12.15 Eleanor Givens, Sarah-Jane Smith, Minea Blomqvist
12.46 Marta Sanz, Amy Anderson
12.57 Caroline Martens, Dori Carter, Sarah Kemp

13.08 Ashleigh Simon, Alexandra Vilatte, Brooke Pancake
13.19 Becky Morgan, Belen Mozo, Rynn O'Toole
13.30 Alison Gray, Marthe Wold (am), Emily Slater (am).