Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam led the qualifiers for the match play stage of the Girls British Open Amateur Championship at Enville Golf Club today.
The Scot posted a one-under-par 71 to finish on a three-under-par total of 141 for the two stroke play qualifying rounds.
The Aboyne-based youngster, who recently finished runner-up in the 2017 Helen Holm Scottish Ladies Stroke Play Championship at Royal Troon, made a flying start to the second round and rolled in birdie putts on the long par five opening hole and the 5th.
However, her charge was checked towards the end of the front nine after three consecutive bogeys spanning the 7th, 8th and 9th holes resulted in the 2015 Scottish Ladies’ Order of Merit winner going out in 38, two-over-par.
McWilliam bounced back on the inward stretch though, responding strongly to the earlier set-back with birdies on the 13th, 16th and 18th holes to eventually sign off for a one-under-par 71.
A trio of players including Germany’s Caroline Hermes, French youngster Elisabeth Codet and England’s Mimi Rhodes finished one shot further back on a two-under-par total of 142.
The cut for the top 64 players fell at eight-over-par and the match play stage gets underway tomorrow at Enville.
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