Ireland finish 11th at world juniors
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.