Clancy tops qualifying at Irish Women’s Close

Bernie McGuire
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Valerie Clancy (Killarney) led the qualifiers, winning the Leitrim Cup, at the Irish Women’s Close Championship in Enniscrone with a level par score of 146.

On a tough day for scoring, Clancy became the second Killarney member in a row to lead the qualifying at this event following Mairead Martin in Mullingar last year. Ciara Casey (Hermitage) and Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) shared second place on 148 while Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth), who opened with a 2 under par 70, qualified in fourth place.

The Championship now progresses to the matchplay stages where Clancy will face 32nd qualifier Chloe O’Connor (Roscommon) on Sunday morning. The next 16 have qualified to play in the Ita Wallace Trophy.

RESULTS
146
V Clancy (Killarney), 72, 74
148
C CASEY (Hermitage), 76, 72; S Burke (Ballinrobe), 75, 73
150
D Smith (Co. Louth), 71, 79
153
L Walsh (Castlewarden), 78, 75; A Donegan (Woodstock), 77, 76
154
J ROSS (Clandeboye), 76, 78
158
L Simpson (Massereene), 85, 73; S Byrne (Douglas), 82, 76
159
L Coffey (Malone), 82, 77; M Cummins (Lurgan), 79, 80
160
S Cunningham (Ennis), 83, 77; S Sexton (Lahinch), 77, 83
161
M Doyle (Portarlington), 84, 77; H Hall (Enniscrone), 82, 79; M Dowling(Lucan), 78, 83
162
J McCarthy (Forrest Little ), 83, 79; E Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown), 81, 81
163
C Staunton (Ballinasloe), 81, 82
164
E Fleming (Elm Park), 85, 79; K Lanigan (Hermitage), 85, 79; R Mc Donnell (Elm Park), 83, 81; A Ni Thuama (Douglas), 82, 82; B Coulter (Kirkistown Castle), 81, 83
165
G Carr (Milltown), 83, 82; K O’Hart (Courtown), 81, 84
166
A Dawson (Tramore), 87, 79; K Dwyer (Rossmore), 83, 83
167
C Coughlan (Douglas), 89, 78; A TAYLOR (Malahide), 87, 80
168
J Browne (Kilkenny), 83, 85
169
C O’Connor (Roscommon), 87, 82; L Temple  Lang (Elm Park), 82, 87
170
E Thorne  (Elm Park), 92, 78; S Burke (Mullingar), 88, 82; M Doyle (The Heath), 87, 83
171
J O’Driscoll (Muskerry), 88, 83; E Corcoran (Grange), 88, 83; L O’Shea (Shannon), 87, 84
172
A Foster (Elm Park), 91, 81; C Walsh (Castlewarden), 84, 88
173
C McGonagle (Portsalon), 87, 86; O McCrystal (Holywood), 85, 88; C Griffin (Killarney), 81, 92
175
L Murray (Delgany), 90, 85; E Fenlon (Grange), 89, 86
176
K Poots (Knock), 93, 83
177
U Marsden (Tullamore), 85, 92
179
O Lucas (Lahinch), 91, 88; D McCooke (Galgorm Castle), 89, 90
181
S Hegarty (Ennis), 94, 87; A GREHAM (Ballina), 88, 93
182
E Guinane (Limerick), 95, 87
183
L O’Shea (Shannon), 86, 97
184
K O’Keeffe (Tralee), 99, 85; L Kelly (Ballykisteen), 95, 89; C Martyn (Headfort), 94, 90
185
R McGoldrick (Enniscrone), 90, 95
186
D Scarborough (Temple), 96, 90; E Walsh (Limerick golf club), 93, 93; R Power (Ballinasloe), 89, 97
187
X Rama (Carton House), 97, 90
188
V Conlon (Enniscrone), 96, 92
191
M Forde(Enniscrone), 98, 93; H Fogarty (Castlecomer ), 95, 96; C Shippam (Ballykisteen), 94, 97
NR
V Kelly (Powerscourt)
RTD
K Coey (Clandeboye)

Championship Draw
10:30. CLANCY, Valerie v O’CONNOR, Chloe
10:39. DOWLING, Molly v MCCARTHY, Julie
10:48. SIMPSON, Lucy A v CARR, Georgia
10:57. BYRNE, Sara v COULTER, Beth
11:06  SMITH, Deirdre v COUGHLAN, Clodagh
11:15. SEXTON, Sinead v FLEMING, Emma
11:24. WALSH, Lauren v.DWYER, Kate
11:33  CUNNINGHAM, Sarah v LANIGAN, Kate
11:42. CASEY, Ciara v BROWNE, Jan
11:51. HALL, Hilary v METCALFE, Eleanor
12:00. ROSS, Jessica v O’HART, Katie
12:09. COFFEY, Louise v NI THUAMA, Aoife
12:18. BURKE, Shannon v TAYLOR, Alison
12:27. DOYLE, Meadhbh v STAUNTON, Claire
12:36. DONEGAN, Aine v DAWSON, Anna
12:45. CUMMINS, Maeve v MC DONNELL, Rachel

Ita Wallace Trophy (Plate) Draw
09:00. TEMPLE  LANG, Leah v MARSDEN, Una
09:09. FOSTER, Anna v WALSH, Clodagh
09:18  DOYLE, Mary v MURRAY, Lauren
09:27. O’DRISCOLL, Jean v GRIFFIN, Corrina
09:36. THORNE , Emma v POOTS, Katie
09:45. O’SHEA, Lisa v MCGONAGLE, Claire
09:54. BURKE, Sarah v FENLON, Emma
10:03. CORCORAN, Elisa v MCCRYSTAL, Olivia

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