Wilson heads Irish challenge at Ladies British Amateur

Bernie McGuire

Lurgan’s Anabel Wilson heads the Irish challenge after day one of the 115th Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Hillside.

The teenager carded a plus two round of 74 to sit six shots behind France’s Elodie Chapelet at the top of the leaderboard.

Unfortunately it was a disappointing opening for Ireland’s other five raiders as Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL), Mairead Martin (Kanturk), Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) and Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) all shot six-over 78s while Lisburn’s Paula Grant was one shot worse off after a 79 to start.


144 competitors from 23 countries teed it up with the 36-hole cut currently sitting at the plus five mark. Ireland’s hopefuls will know that there’s much to do today to ensure they advance alongside the other top-64 who will challenge for the coveted title in the Matchplay stages and you can follow their progress at www.RandA.org.

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