Walsh out in front after fast start at LET Access Series

John Craven

Lauren Walsh (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto)

Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh made an immediate impression on her LET Access Series debut with a fine four-under par 69 on day one of the Link Series at Ramside Hall.

Walsh posted four birdies in a bogey-free opener, taking advantage of soft course conditions after a rain disrupted opening day.

“It’s always nice to go bogey free, to have four birdies and no bogeys – it was solid,” said Walsh. “It was lovely out there and it was nice to get the first-round in.


“The course was great; the rain came in and that made it a little bit softer which can help with the irons.

“All parts of my game were working well today, it was balanced. I wasn’t hitting my approach shots very close in the beginning but then I found my rhythm towards the middle.

“Then the rain came in and I made two good ups and downs to save par, this was a turning point and then I started to make some birdies.”

The former Wake Forest star only turned professional last month, missing the cut on her LPGA Tour debut at last week’s Dana Open, an experience that will undoubtedly stand to her in the weeks and months ahead.

Having risen to as high as 10th in the amateur world rankings, Walsh, a two-time Curtis Cup player, turned to the paid ranks with a lofty reputation but has wasted little time making her presence felt.

Now she’s chasing a quick-fire first victory as a pro at Ramside Hall.

“Any day you don’t make any bogeys is a good day so hopefully I can replicate that and get all parts of my game in pretty good shape again,” Walsh said.

“I will take the confidence that I played well today, and it should be good tomorrow.

“It’s my first LETAS event and it’s been great so far. I’ve met a couple of girls that I’ve seen through college before, so it’s been great to catch up, so a fabulous experience so far.”

Walsh tees off in round two at 12:37pm local time.

Stay ahead of the game. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest Irish Golfer news straight to your inbox!

More News

Leave a comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy & Terms of Service apply.