Friday 19 January 2018

Carty digs deep to boost hopes of avoiding cut

Jessica Carty moved up the leaderboard in the European Women's Amateur Championship in Slovenia yesterday and gave herself a chance of surviving the 54-hole cut tonight.

The recently crowned Irish Girls champion from Holywood posted a one-over-par 72 on the Diners Course to be six-over-par for the tournament.

Out in 37 with bogeys at four and six, a birdie at two and pars at the rest, she came home in a highly respectable 35 to put herself in line to grab one of the 60 spots available on the last day.

It was not such a happy day for Castleroy's Chloe Ryan (80) or Paula Grant (77) from Lisburn and they will have to step up several gears today.

All the Irish are well adrift of halfway leader Celine Boutier, eight-under-par after a superb 66.

Meanwhile, three double bogeys ruined the hopes of Olivia Mehaffey in the European Young Masters in Hungary yesterday.

The Royal County Down golfer carded halves of 38 and 41 for a 79 and is five strokes off the pace shared by five players. Of the boys, Marc Boucher of Carton House fared okay, carding 76, but Ireland team-wise fell out of the top 12.

Irish Independent

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