Friday 23 February 2018

Slow day for coakley in korea

PATIENCE was at a premium on the opening day of the Korea-European Ladies Masters yesterday as rounds took a staggering six and a half hours to complete.

Paraguay's Julieta Granada was prominent, with England's Melissa Reid among the eight players tied for the lead on two-under-par in this co-sanctioned event on the Korean holiday island of Jeju.

Rebecca Coakley was tied 76th after opening with a disappointing five-over-par 77. Coakley was among those to express frustration at the incredibly slow pace of play.

"Just back at hotel after the longest day on a course, 6hrs 30min! Korea will be a miss on next year's calendar!" she posted on Twitter.

Martina Gillen shot 79 for a share of 92nd place and Tara Delaney was 98th after her first-round 80.

  • DENIS O'SULLIVAN produced a grandstand finish to his first-round 71 at the European Senior Tour Championship in Castellon, holing out from the fairway for an eagle two at 14 followed by a sweet birdie at the last. This left the Cork man in a tie for 12th place, five behind leader Jose Rivero.

Des Smyth is in a share of 27th on one-over after a 73 which included six birdies, five bogeys, a double-bogey six and just six pars.

Irish Independent

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