Portuguese Women's Amateur, Maria Parra, Olivia Mehaffey

European amateur champion and the world's third best amateur Maria Parra (Spain) outclassed the field at the Portuguese women's open amateur championship to stomp to a nine shot victory at Montado Golf Resort on the Costa Azul.

Parra spreadeagled the field with rounds of 66, 68, 69 and 68 for a 17-under-par total of 271 - nine shots ahead of runner-up Albane Valenzuela (Switzerland) and 13 in front of third placed Puk Lyng Thomsen (Denmark).

Ireland's GB and I international Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) saved her best round - a four-under 68 - to last and tied for fourth place on one-under-par 287.

On a dissapointing week for the British contingent the next best placed brit was Sophie Lamb was finished with 295 for 21st position.

Scot Gemma Batty (Powfoot) shot a final round of 75 (37-38), despite a double bogey 6 at the ninth, and tied for 23rd place on 296.

 


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