Ire­land fin­ish 11th at world ju­niors

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GOLF -

The Ir­ish team found com­pe­ti­tion tough at the World Ju­nior Girls Cham­pi­onship in Canada last week.

Kan­turk’s Mairead Martin, who has en­joyed a strong sea­son, along with Lur­gan’s Annabel Wil­son and Lau­ren Walsh, Castle­war­den, rep­re­sented Ire­land at The Marshes Golf Club in On­tario.

In the team com­pe­ti­tion, Ire­land fin­ished in a tie for 11th place with the Philip­pines on a team to­tal of nine over par. The team com­pe­ti­tion was won in dra­matic style by Spain, who de­feated hot favourites South Ko­rea in a play­off af­ter both had fin­ished at 14 un­der par.

Two of the Span­ish team made birdie on par 4 18th which the Korean team was un­able to match. Swe­den claimed the bronze medal at nine un­der.

The in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion also went to a play­off. South Ko­rea’s Seo-yun Kwon de­feated Italy’s Alessia No­bilio af­ter both fin­ished on nine un­der.

Best of the Ir­ish was Annabel Wil­son, who fin­ished tied for 24th on six over, with Lau­ren Walsh in 33rd and Mairead Martin in 56th.

The cham­pi­onship will re­turn to the Ot­tawa area at Camelot Golf and Coun­try Club next Septem­ber.

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