Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Shannon and Chloe head Scots with 76s in 

British stroke-play at Knock, Belfast

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) were joint leading Scots with 76s at the end of the first round of the 72-hole British women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Knock Golf Club, Belfast.
Torphins-based teenager McWilliam had birdies at the short fourth, long 10th and par-4 13th but dropped three shots in the closing stages with a bogey 6 at the long 14th and a double bogey 6 at the 15th.
Chloe had halves of 40 and 36, finishing strongly with birdies at the long 14th, short 16th and 17th. She also had an early birdie, at the third. Spoiling her card were two double bogey 6s, at the eighth and 13th. 
McWilliam and Goadby start the second day, at the end of which there will be a but to the leading 40 and ties, in joint 17th position.
Moffat-based Gemma Batty was up with the leaders when she reached the turn in 35 but took 42 shots to come home for a 77.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) also required 42 for the second nine and return an 80 which included double bogeys at the 13th and 18th.
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) had a poor outward half of 43 but came back in 38 for an 81.
Chloe Williams (Wrexham), Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) and Killarney's Mairead Martin share the lead on two-under-par 71. 



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