Walsh roars out of the traps at LET Q-School

Ronan MacNamara

Lauren Walsh (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto)

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Lauren Walsh is just two shots off the early lead after the opening day of the Ladies European Tour School Pre-Qualifier at Noria Golf Club.

The Castlewarden native, who turned professional earlier this year and made her debut at the LPGA’s Dana Open, sits in second place on four-under-par after a round of 69.

The 24-year-old got off to a strong start with two birdies in the first five holes before carding a double bogey on the seventh after some trouble in the rough, but she soon bounced back with a birdie on the ninth.


Walsh made a charge on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 11 and 15 to complete her recovery and a fine opening effort overall.

“I hit the ball well today, I just got caught in the rough once and made a double from there but having not competed in a couple of weeks that’s probably a little bit of competitive rustiness,” said the Wake Forest graduate.

“I gave myself a lot of chances and I am feeling happy with where my game is at. The course is different to what we normally see with a couple of square greens out there which is a little unusual, but I’ve already enjoyed my time so far and I look forward to the next two days. I am also enjoying that I can be aggressive in places out there.”

Scotland’s Alison Moorhead leads the way on six-under after a 67.

Irish amateur Olivia Hunt is on six-over-par at Noria while Abigail O’Riordan is on three-over after a 75 and lies in 33rd place in Samanah.

Players finishing in the top-26 and ties* at Noria and the top-27 and ties* at Rotana and Samanah will progress to the Final Stage of Lalla Aicha Q-School.

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One response to “Walsh roars out of the traps at LET Q-School”

  1. Teknik Telekomunikasi avatar
    Teknik Telekomunikasi

    Can you provide more insights into Lauren Walsh’s transition to the professional golf circuit and any notable achievements or challenges she has faced since turning professional earlier this year? Regard Telkom University

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