Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Boulden misses Top 10 finish at Castle

Curtis Cup star Amy Boulden finished tied for 11th at the Irish Women’s Open Amateur Strokeplay at Castle after a consistent weekend.

The Conwy girl hit rounds of 77, 76 and 77 to finish with a gross 230. She finished tied with Ireland’s Chloe Ryan and Sarah Jane Boyd of England, 12 strokes behind winner Meghan Maclaren.

Boulden wasn’t completely satisfied with her performance, saying on Twitter: “[I] left a lot out there, but I’m looking forward to having two weeks off to prepare for the British Amateur.

“[I] have to say the course at Castle Golf Club was in [an] unreal condition. A very well run tournament and everyone made us feel so welcome.”

McLaren suffered early final round jitters that saw her lose her tournament lead for the first time over the weekend to eventual runner up Paula Grant, but she posted an impressive finish to take the event by a single stroke from the Lisburn star.

McLaren and Boyd's scores were combined with Samantha Fuller's to give England the Nation's Cup prize with a gross 441, five ahead of second placed Ireland, and Scotland third on 464.

The Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship begins at Wales’ own Machynys Peninsula on June 11.


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