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Relief: Julia Currie tearfully embraces captain Shauna Park after holing the winning putt

Relief: Julia Currie tearfully embraces captain Shauna Park after holing the winning putt

Relief: Julia Currie tearfully embraces captain Shauna Park after holing the winning putt

Teenager Julia Currie gave Royal Portrush the AIG Women’s Junior Cup.

With Poppy Hastings (15) and Emma Leahy (14) getting wins, Julia (13) was 1-up on Emma Morrissey and while she found the water at the short 18th, she re-teed and almost holed her third before making a five footer for a half in bogeys and victory.

“I just thought I’d better go for it here because I’m not leaving any regrets here,” she said of the hybrid she drilled straight at the pin before having the cool to back off the five footer, confirm the line with her sister and knock it in.

”I didn’t actually lift my head and then it swirled around the cup and Olivia shouted to me ‘you’ve just won the All-Ireland final!’”

AIG Women’s Junior Cup – Quarter-Finals: Fota Island 2 Royal Portrush 3; Royal Tara 2 Castlebar 3; Tralee 4 Clandeboye 1; Newlands 4 Tullamore 1. Semi-Finals: Royal Portrush 4.5 Castlebar 0.5 (Royal Portrush names first): P Hastings bt S Prendergast 3&1, E Proctor halved with L Irwin, J Currie bt B Finnerty 4&2, D Bones bt S Baynes 6&4, S McHugh bt C Moran 6&5.Tralee 4.5 Newlands 0.5 (Tralee names first): E Leahy bt A Hughes 1 up, L Grattan bt L Colgan 2&1, E Morrissey bt F Ryan 4&3, E Moynihan bt L Halpin 7&5, C McCarthy halved with L Murphy. Final: Royal Portrush 3.5 Tralee 1.5 (Royal Portrush names first): Hastings bt Leahy 2&1, Proctor bt Grattan 3&2, Currie bt Morrissey 1 up, Bones halved with Moynihan, McHugh lost to S Fitzgerald 4&3.

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