Foster flying high at just two off the pace as Irish start well

Ronan MacNamara

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

Anna Foster continued her fine form with an excellent 67 in the opening round of the Moongolf Invitational.

The Auburn star is five-under-par and just two shots off the early lead in a share of 5th place.

Foster carded six birdies with her only blemish coming on the par-4 15th.


The Elm Park golfer roared out of the traps with a brace of birdies before adding two more on the sixth and ninth to compete the front nine in 32.

Birdies on 11 and 17 sandwiched her dropped shot as she helped Auburn into a share of 4th on the team leaderboard.

Cork’s Sara Byrne had an eventful day at Suntree Country Club as she remarkably recovered from back-to-back double bogeys to card a one-under 71.

The Miami student started well with two birdies in three holes and responded superbly from successive doubles on 5 and 6 with three birdies in four holes either side of the turn.

A bogey, birdie finish brought an end to a rollercoaster opening round.

Áine Donegan birdied three of her last five holes to card a level-par 72 which helped LSU into a two-shot lead on twelve-under in the team standings.

Louisville’s Mairead Martin is back on plus three after a 75.

Scoring HERE

MEANWHILE: A level-par 72 in the final round of the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invite saw Valerie Clancy climb eleven places and into a share of 15th place.

The Killarney golfer finished on nine-over-par, nine shots shy of winner Catie Craig of Western Kentucky who shot a superb 67 which proved to be a timely low round of the day and the week at Great Waters.

Clancy put together a stirling finish with two birdies in her last three holes to come home in 35 after a bogey, birdie, bogey run from the eleventh.

It was an eventful back nine after a rather boring outward half that included eight pars and a bogey on the fifth.

Scoring HERE

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