Fleming leads Bridgestone Women’s Order of Merit

Emma Fleming

Brian Keogh

Elm Park’s Emma Fleming retained her position at the head of the Bridgestone Order of Merit after another stellar performance in the Flogas Irish Women’s and Girls’ Amateur Open Championship at Woodbrook.

Fleming finished tied seventh behind Scotland’s Lorna McClymont, who was outstanding all weekend and shot round of 68, 67 and 71 to retain her title, winning by three strokes on 16-under par from Kirkistown Castle’s Beth Coulter and by five from Jess Hall from Bishop Auckland.

Lahinch’s Aideen Walsh remained in second place in the Bridgestone Order of Merit followed closely by Hermitage’s Kate Lanigan with Coulter up to fifth while Flogas Irish Girls’ Open champion Olivia Costello from Roscommon now seventh following her fourth place finish at Woodbrook.

The men’s rankings are unchanged with Enniscrone’s David Shiel and Carton House’s Marc Boucher top of the pile ahead of Roganstown’s Patrick Keeling and reigning champion Hugh Foley from Royal Dublin. Grange’s Jake Whelan lies fifth with Laytown and Bettystown’s Alex Maguire in sixth place.

Attention now turns to the next Bridgestone Order of Merit event on the schedule, the Ulster Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play Championship, which will be played at Clandeboye from May 29-30