Webb snatches second with superb 68 in Switzerland


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Ireland’s Laura Webb fired a brilliant bogey-free three-under par round of 68 to grab outright second at the European Seniors Championship at Golf Patriziale Ascona in Switzerland.

East Berkshire’s Webb, who was a member at Cairndhu Golf Club before moving to England, had returned consecutive 73’s before a superb Saturday showing saw her finish seven back of runaway winner, Macarena Campomanes of Spain who marched to victory at six-under par.

Webb was the first player in Ireland to win the three Irish Close titles – the Girls, Women and Seniors while in 2016, she became the first Irishwoman to win the British over-50’s Seniors title since Mary McKenna at Aberdovey in 2001.

In a great week for Irish golf, Malahide’s Alison Taylor also secured a top-10 finish after she posted rounds of 73, 74 & 74 to grab a share of seventh spot at eight-over par.

The Island’s Gertie McMullen carded her best round of the week on Saturday – a two-over par 73 – to finish in a share of 18th at plus-11.

Grange’s Sheena McElroy had earlier missed the 36-hole cut after carding rounds of 80/76 for the first two days.

Meanwhile in the Men’s event, Douglas’ Karl Bornemann signed off with a two-under par 69 to finish in the red for the week and inside the top-10 at minus-one.

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