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Sunday 26 October 2014

Maheffy and Ryan in Curtis Cup spotlight

Published 30/04/2014 | 05:36

Captain of Ballybunion Golf Club Sean Kennelly, left, with Club President John Fox, centre, and vice-president Dominic Lynch launching the Captain's Charity Day to held on Sunday, May 4. Photo by Eye Focus Ltd

Ireland's Olivia Meheffy and Chloe Ryan have suddenly fired themselves into possible Curtis Cup reckoning following a superb performance by both girls at Royal Troon in the Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship.

Meheffy, from Royal County Down, fired a best of the day 68 in the final round to finish third overall with a three round total of 220 while Ryan from Castletroy finished in fourth on 221.

Lahinch's Sinead Sexton tied for seventh on 224, Moates Amy Farrell tied for 12th on 226, while Maria Dunne from Skerries and current Irish Close Champion Paula Grant from Lisburn tied for 17th on 227.

The rest of the Irish were well down the leaderboard including Carlow's Aedin Murphy tied for 36th on 233, and Ballybunion's Emma ODriscoll tied for 47th on 235 after rounds of 76, 79 and 80.

Great Britain & Ireland take on the USA in the Curtis Cup at the ST Louis Country Club on June 6th and the team will be announced following the Welsh Strokeplay Championship at Prestatyn on May 6.

FIVE CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM BALLYB CAPTAINS DAY

Ballybunion Golf Club will host its annual Open Captains Charity Day on Sunday, May 4 over both courses and five local charities are set to benefit.

The event is a four man team am-am with two scores to count on each hole and there are still a number of vacancies available on the timesheet.

Listowel Hospice, Kerry Parents & Friends, the Irish Wheelchair Association, Kerry Down Syndrome and Pieta House are all set to receive a donation from the proceeds and anybody interested in playing should contact Ballybunion Golf Club as a soon as possible.

Kerryman

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