Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hannah McCook leads by one with a round to go in Ireland, four Scots in leading 13

By CARLA REYNOLDS
Irish Golf Union
Hannah McCook from Grantown-on-Spey will take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Irish women’s open amateur stroke- play championship at County Louth Golf Club.

Hannah, pictured, has an outstanding chance of pulling off a rare title double - recently she won the Welsh women's open amateur championship at Aberdovey.
The gale-force wind which blew the first-round scores sky high on Friday had disappeared and Hannah was able to follow her opening seven-over-par 81 with a five-under 69 today. McCook had an eagle at the par-5 third holes as well as a bag of six birdies.
“I hit it into 10 feet on the 2nd hole and just missed for eagle, so following it up by hitting it close again on the 3rd and managing to hole that one was nice,” explained the Stirling University graduate.
“I hit it really close again then on 4 and 5 to go 5 under through five holes and was thinking to myself, 'OK Hannah, Calm down now!'”  Following a bogey on the 387yard 8th, McCook birdied the 9th, 13th and 14th to get back to 5 under and equal the best score of the day alongside Anna Foster (Elm Park).
“The birdies on 13 and 14 were both down to really good iron shots, I hit it into a couple feet both times. Winning last week in Wales has given me a huge boost so I am just riding the wave now and we will see what happens,” said Hannah. 
Ireland's Curtis Cup selection Paula Grant, who led alongside compatriot Lauren Murray after day one, now finds herself tied for third position despite a level par round today:
“I actually found it difficult to club myself, compared to having to consider the strong winds in the first round. I just made a couple of silly mistakes and missed greens in the wrong place making it hard to get up and down, but still a lot to play for tomorrow.”
Including leader Hannah McCook, there are four Scots in the leading 15. Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) is T6 on 156 (82-74); Gemma Batty (West Leinton) is T10 on 158 (85-73) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) is TY13 on 159 (84-75)
 
SECOND ROUND SCORES
par 148 (2x74)
150      H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 69
151      R Meekers (Netherlands) 81 70
153      E Lewis (England) 83 70, C McGinty (England) 81 72, P Grant (Lisburn) 79 74
156      C Whitehead (England) 84 72, C Goadby (St Regulus) 82 74, S Lamb (England) 81 75, C Royston (South Africa) 80 76
158      D Smith (Co Louth) 86,72, G Batty (West Linton) 85 73, J Ryan (Wales) 80 78
159      L Jones (Wales) 85 74, L Walsh (Castlewarden) 85 74, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 84 75, E Corcoran (Grange) 82 77, C Gainer (England) 81 78
160      G Allman (England) 86 74, D Harry (Wales) 86 74, S Burke (Ballinrobe) 86 74, C Manzalini (Italy) 85 75, K Lanigan (Hermitage) 84 76, L Murray (Delgany) 79 81
161      I Holpfer (Austria) 91 70
162      A Foster (Elm Park) 93 69, A Sawyer (England) 85 77, B Bjornsdottir (Iceland) 81 81
163      B Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) 88 75, G Carr (Milltown) 87 76, O Kelly (Wales) 86 77, O Purfield-Goulding (Co Louth) 86 77, K O'Neill (Douglas) 85 78, E Forbes (Royal Portrush) 84 79, M Giles (England) 83 80, K Dwyer (Rossmore) 82 81
164      C Worby (Wales) 90 74, V Clancy (Killarney) 89 75
165      J Hall (England) 91 74, R McDonnell (Elm Park) 89 76
166     A Nobilio (Italy) 91 75, L Hillier (Wales) 90 76, F Tynan (Wales) 88 78, C Leathem (England) 88 78, E Healey (England) 86 80, L Temple  Lang (Elm Park) 84 82
167      S Byrne (Douglas) 82 85
168      K O'Connor (Wales) 91 77, J Ross (Clandeboye) 86 82
169      A Fanali (Italy) 94 75, L Belmati (Morocco) 91 78, L Simpson (Massereene) 90 79, J Browne (Kilkenny) 85 84

MISSED THE CUT
170      B Rook (England) 90 80, M Doyle (The Heath) 89 81, L Bramwell (Wales) 87 83
171      R Barton (Wales) 92 79
172      E Thorne  (Elm Park) 89 83
173      A O'Riordan (England) 91 82
175      B O'Keeffe (England) 91 84, K Coey (Clandeboye) 89 86
176      D McCooke (Galgorm Castle) 94 82
177      G Price (England) 97 80
178      L Masding (Old Conna) 95 83, S Crowe (Naas) 94 84
181      N Borg (Sweden) 93 88
186      S Burke (Mullingar) 95 91

 
 


 

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