Cork challenge continues in Mallow, Irish Girls Close

Rachel Thompson Baltray May 2017Cork’s Rachel Thompson is through to the final four in the Irish Girls Close.  Thompson came through two tough rounds in Mallow today, and the leading qualifier is safely through to tomorrow’s semi-final.  The Cork golf club member wrapped up yesterday’s first round match on the 13th winning 7&5 but today she went to the 19th before getting past Emma Forbes from Portrush.  This afternoon her match with Georgina Carr went to the 17th with the Cork girl taking the match on a 2&1 margin to put her through to tomorrow’s semi-final with Maeve Rooney.  There were wins too for Mairead Martin and Valerie Clancy, both golfers also come through two matchplay rounds today to qualify for the semi-final.  They now face each other in the second semi-final tomorrow morning.

Sara Byrne is the fourth Cork golfer in action in Mallow, she’s through to the semi-final of the plate competition after losing her first round match yesterday.  The Douglas golfer needed an extra hole this morning to claim a place in the quarter finals.  She had an impressive 7&6 win this afternoon beating Chloe O’Connor from Roscommon.  She will face Nicole McGavisk in tomorrow’s first plate semi-final.

Championship Semi Finals – Saturday 22 July

08:10 Rachel Thompson vs. Maeve Rooney
08:20 Valerie Clancy vs. Mairead Martin

Plate Semi Final – Saturday 22 July

07:50 Nicole McGavisk vs. Sara Byrne
08:00 Leah Temple Lang vs. Jan Browne

Championship Quarter Finals – Friday 21 July
Rachel Thompson beat Georgia Carr 2&1
Maeve Rooney beat Beth Coulter 19th
Valerie Clancy beat Canice Screene 1 hole
Mairead Martin beat Nicole Joyce Moreno 4&3

Last 16 – Friday 21 July
Rachel Thompson beat Emma Forbes 19th
Georgia Carr beat Anna Foster 5&4
Kate Lanigan lost to Maeve Rooney 19th
Lauren Walsh lost to Beth Coulter 1 hole
Valerie Clancy beat Kate Dwyer 1 hole
Canice Screene beat Ellen O’Gorman &6
Mairead Martin beat Ada Bowler 6&5
Maeve Cummins lost to Nicole Joyce Moreno 1 hole

Plate Quarter Finals – Friday 21 July
Nicole McGavisk beats Niamh O’Dwyer 2&1
Chloe O’Connor lost to Sara Byrne 6&5
Leah Temple Lang beat Katie O’Hart 19th
Jan Browne beat Anna McVicker 1 hole

Round 1 – Friday 21 July
Olivia McClurg lost to Nicole McGavisk 3&1

Katie Keenan lost to Niamh O’Dwyer 2&1
Emily Walsh lost to Chloe O’Connor 4&2
Fiona Behan lost to Sara Byrne 19th
Shannon Hegarty lost to Leah Temple Lang 20th
Katie O’Hart beat Anna Dawson 3&1
Kaelin O’Keeffe lost to Jan Browne 2&1
Tegan Gordon lost to Anna McVicker 7&6