Friday 24 February 2017

Heartbreak for Coakley

CARLOW'S Rebecca Coakley wasted a great chance of capturing the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open yesterday when she had a heartbreaking quadruple bogey on her fourth-last hole.

After a brilliant opening to her closing round in windy conditions at Archerfield Links, Coakley held a two-stroke lead on three under par after 14 holes, but then disaster struck with a horrible eight on the par-four 15th.

Coakley dropped two more shots at the 16th before bogeying her next hole, and she eventually signed for a 75 -- three shots off winner Virginie Lagoutte-Clement of France. The 31-year-old came from four shots behind the overnight leader Jeehae Lee to finish on one over par and claim a one-stroke victory ahead of South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace and English pair Sophie Walker and Trish Johnson.

South Korean Lee finished two shots off the pace, tied with Scotland's Vikki Laing and Stefania Croce of Italy, after she could only manage a closing-round 77.

Irish Independent

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