Sunday, March 13, 2016

Meghan ready to dash from Phoenix to Porto, 

Portugal to play for Europe against Asia-Pacific

Meghan MacLaren will  come  off the golf course after today's  last round of the US college tournament, the Clover Cup, at Mesa, Arizona  and fly straight from Phoenix to Porto,  Portugal via London, for the Patsy Hankins Trophy match.

Meghan, pictured, is playing for Europe - alongwith Chloe Williams, a late substitute for Olivia Mehaffey (ill) - against Asia-Pacific in the match at Vidalgo Palace Golf Club in north Portugal.
In the Clover Cup, MacLaren has shot rounds of 70-71 to be tied fourth on 141 with a round to go.
She reached the turn in her second round in four under par but was three over par for the second nine after a strong wind got up.
Florida International University team-mate Sophie Godley is T61 on 157 after rounds of 81-76.
Texas Christian (576) leads by a single shot from Southern Methodist (577) with Florida International (598) lying seventh ofg 17 teams.
Individual leader of a field of 99 players is Annette Lyche (UNCW) with 71-67 for six-under 138 over a par-72 course of 6,184yd at Longbow Golf Club.

Maryland need to find some female talent before next season
Maryland University's talent scouts will have to get cracking to improve a woefully weak women's team before the 2016-2017 season.
They finished 15th of 16 (the 16th team withdrew) in the Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club, Augusta this past week.
Over a par-72 course of 6,246yd the Maryland pair of Heidi Baek and Jessica Gregory finished T73 and 88th of 89 competitors.
Heidi, a former English girls international from Suffolk, shot 79, 81 and 76 for a total of 20-over-par 236 - 25 shots behind the winner F Gustafsson Spang (East Carolina) who scored 73-71-67 for five-under 211.
Jessica, from Sittingbourne, is, like Heidi Baek, coming up to the end of her four years at Maryland. She shot 82, 87 and 85 for 254 - a staggering 38 over par for 54 holes.