Wednesday 17 January 2018

Lisa turns on style as Irish roll over Swiss

Slieve Russell star Lisa Maguire
Slieve Russell star Lisa Maguire

Chris Smart

Ireland trounced Switzerland 4-1 in the European Girls Team Championship in Germany yesterday.

Having failed to make the top flight after the 36 holes of qualifying, the Irish knew their best ranking would be ninth -- and they set out in determined mood to end up in that spot.

Slieve Russell star Lisa Maguire was the most impressive Irish player, beating Linda Roos 6&4, while her twin sister Leona had to work hard in a last-green win over Celia Gimblett.

Jean O'Driscoll and the foursome pairing of Jessica Carty and Chloe Ryan also won, with the only loser being Olivia Mehaffey, who went down 2&1 to Albane Valenzuela.

Ireland face Finland today for a place in the flight-two final.

Meanwhile, in the championship semi-finals today, Sweden face Italy and Denmark play Spain.

Irish Independent

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