Irish Girls Open 2018


Kajsa Arwefjall of Sweden was the eventual victor at the Irish Girls’ Open Stroke Play Championship last week, after a final round score of 74 in difficult conditions at Roganstown Golf & Country Club.

The final round of the Irish Girls’ Open Stroke Play Championship last week was a close battle between two Swedish players, Kajsa Arwefjall and Louise Rydqvist. Thirty-six hole leader, Rydqvist struggled to come to terms with the softer conditions in the final round, carding four bogey’s early on. As the rain began to fall on the leading groups at the closing holes, Arwefjall remained unphased and managed a final birdie on the 15th hole to secure a one shot victory over her teammate Rydqvist.

The top of the leaderboard was scattered with players from the home nations, with nine girls from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales finishing in the top twenty.

Ebonie Lewis from England finished tied fourth after two fantastic rounds of 72 and 70 in the first two days of the tournament. As the rain fell in the final round, Lewis concluded her tournament with a score of 80 and five shots behind the overall winning score. Louise Duncan finished in 8th place after three consistently impressive rounds of 76, 72, and 77. The best of the Irish players was Nicole Joyce-Moreno who finished with birdies at holes 16 and 17 in the final round to finish tied 9th. Ffion Tynan from Wales, Rosie Belsham from England, Kirsty Brodie from Scotland, and Caitlin Whitehead from England all finished at tied 13th, whilst Lauren Walsh from Ireland, Darcey Harry from Wales, and Carys Warby also from Wales finished 18th and tied 20th consecutively. 

Image: Cashman Photography | Jenny Matthews


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