Beth Coulter’s Women’s Amateur Championship campaign came to an end as she suffered a 3&2 defeat to Swedish star Elin Pudas Remler.
Coulter was never ahead and trailed from the fifth tee box onwards as she was kept at arms length by Pudas Remler in Prince’s.
The Kirkistown native was one-under for the sixteen holes but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with her opponent.
A dropped shot at the first set the tone for the day as she went behind from the get go and a birdie to level affairs on the second failed to kick her into life.
A birdie on the fourth from Pudas Remler saw her go 1UP again before the next four holes were halved in pars before a bogey from Coulter saw her hit the turn two holes down.
Coulter lost three holes on the spin after Pudas Remler birdied 10 and 11 to roar 4UP although Coulter did pull one back with a birdie on 12.
A birdie on 14 halved the deficit before her birdie on 15 was only good enough for a half. A birdie from Pudas Remler was good enough on 16 to seal a comfortable 3&2 win.
Despite a disappointing end to her championship the 19-year-old enjoyed her week in Sandwich having come through as the leading qualifier.
“Yeah, obviously the Irish crowd is here, and — my caddie, even someone to talk to and have a craic with, and it’s nice to not think about golf and even our golf teammates caddying for us, stuff like that. It’s fun, match play, it definitely adds to it.”