Co. Louth set for Flogas Irish Women’s & Girls’ Amateur Open

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Co. Louth set for Flogas Irish Women’s & Girls’ Amateur Open

Emily Murray (Co. Louth) pictured at Co. Louth GC. Picture Jenny Matthews / golffile.ie

100 players from 11 countries will tee it up in Co. Louth GC from Friday as the 2022 Flogas Irish Women’s & Girls’ Amateur Open Championship takes place at the famed Baltray links.

Emily Murray (pictured), Ellen O’Shaughnessy, Oonagh Purfield-Golding and Deirdre Smith will all be playing on home soil, as Co. Louth will be well represented over the three days at the Women’s Bridgestone Tour event.

The tournament returns to its traditional May slot for the first time since 2019 after the 2020 event was cancelled and last year’s Championship took place in October.

A strong international contingent will return this year, with over a quarter of those playing coming from England and Sweden.

Co. Louth’s General Manager Liam Murphy says the team at Baltray have the course in prime condition for the three days of action.

“A few small showers last weekend really brought the course on after a dry spell. Last year we had the event in October, so it’s great to be back this year on schedule in May,” said Murphy.

“It’s great to see the buzz around the club over the past few days with the players practicing. We are delighted to have the tournament atmosphere back around Baltray again.

“Having our four local players competing is fantastic. That will bring plenty of local support. There will be plenty of local members involved too over the three days.”

The 2022 Flogas Irish Women’s & Girls’ Amateur Open Championship begins on Friday morning, and concludes on Sunday, with 54 holes of stroke play to be played over the three days.

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