Stephanie Meadow kept Irish hopes alive in the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Carnoustie yesterday as she moved into the third round.
But progress for the 20-year-old Curtis Cup heroine did not come without some anxiety as it took four extra holes in the morning to get past Lancashire's Emily Taylor, the Irish Open stroke-play champion.
In the afternoon, Meadow took on Sweden's Nathalie Mansson and she swept to a 4&2 win. She faces a tough match this morning against fellow Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden.
Slieve Russell teenager Leona Maguire was beaten 5&3 in the first round by Celine Boutier.