Top 20 for Ireland at World Amateur Team Championships

Ronan MacNamara
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Top 20 for Ireland at World Amateur Team Championships

Anna Foster (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ireland rounded off their World Amateur Team Championships – The Espirito Santo Trophy in T16th place after Lauren Walsh, Anna Foster and Beth Coulter all enjoyed good final rounds at Le Golf National in France. 

Walsh and Foster’s scores were the two to count after they both shot rounds of 72 and 74 while Coulter was one more with a 75. 

Walsh can be proud of her weekend rounds of 68 and 72 as she stormed up the individual leaderboard into a share of 26th place with a three-over total. 

The Castlewarden native turned in one-under after birdies on the first and ninth came either side of a dropped shot on the sixth. 

The Wake Forest student dropped a shot on the 10th but replied with a run of pars before her third birdie of the day arrived on the 17th. 

The two-time Curtis Cup star did drop one on 18 but it was a very good week. 

Elm Park’s Foster carded a quadruple bogey eight on the par-4 7th on her way to a 74 that saw her finish on ten-over and inside the top-50. 

There was high drama at the top of both the individual and team leaderboards as Sweden won the World Amateur Team Championship after a countback on the non counting cards. 

Both Sweden and the United States of America were tied at the top on thirteen-under but it was Sweden who had the lowest non-counting card, a 73 so they took the title with USA’s 74 good enough for runner-up. 

Sweden’s Meja Ortengren, Germany’s Helen Briem and USA’s Rose Zhang shared the individual prize on seven-under. 

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