KirkwoodGolf: Charlotte Thomas, Bronte Law also in the field

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Charlotte Thomas, Bronte Law also in the field

Leona Maguire jt 2nd after first day of Annika 

Intercollegiate at Orlando, Florida

Three potential members of the Great Britain and Ireland team of eight for the Curtis Cup match at Dun Laoghaire GC, Dublin next June are in action at the Annika Intercollegiate tournament over the Watson Course at Reunion Resort, Orlando, Florida.

Leona Maguire, pictured, the world's No 1 female amateur from Ballyconnel, Ireland and a second-year student at Duke University, North Carolina, is the best placed of the trio after the first round over the par 72 course of 6,245yd.
Leona shot a five-under-par 67 with seven birdies to be lying joint second with Gaby Lopez (Arkansas), two brehind leader Katelyn Dambaugh (South Carolina).
Maguire birdied the first, third, seventh, 10th, 14th, 17th and 18th, offset by bogeys at the fourth and sixth in halves of 35-32.
Duke team-mate and former World No 1, British women's open amateur champion Celine Boutier had a 68 to be tied fourth. The Parisienne had a bogey-free round with birdies at the eighth 13th, 16th and 17th.
Charlotte Thomas (Washington), who played in the Vagliano Trophy narrow defeat by the Continent of Europe at Malone GC, Belfast, last June is tied for 20th place with a 71.
And the third GB and I international in the field of 60 players, Bronte Law (UCLA) from Cheshire, shot a 74 to be joint 34th.
Bronte was two under par with three holes to play after birdies at the fourth, 11th, 15th and only one bogey, at the 10th
But she bogeyed the 16th and double-bogeyed the 18th for an inward half of 38.
South Carolina (276) are leading the team title race from Duke (277) and Texas A and M (278).