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Leona sixth as Jing Yan wins Ladies British Open

Jing YanTwo wins in a week. Jing Yan added the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Strokeplay titke to last week’s Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship victory.Slieve Russell’s Leona Maguire finished sixth behind China’s Jing Yan in the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Prestwick.

The Chinese teenager closed with rounds of 73 and 69 to win by two strokes from Beaconsfield’s Gemma Dryburgh on 14 under par 282, adding to last week’s triumph in the British Girls’ at Fairhaven

Leona shot rounds of 76, 70, 74 and 76 to end the week on level par 296 with Castletroy’s Chloe Ryan the next best of the Irish on seven over.

Leona’s twin sister Lisa, who opened with a three under 71 to lie solo second, faded to 26th on 12 over after Friday rounds of 81 and 76.

Ladies’ British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, Prestwick (par 74 - full scoreboard)

1 282 -14 Jing Yan China 68 72 73 69

2 284 -12 Gemma Dryburgh Beaconsfield 72 72 69 71

3 287 -9 Roberta Liti Italy 72 70 77 68

4 293 -3 Amy Boulden Conwy 72 77 72 72

5 294 -2 Rachael Goodall Heswall 72 72 74 76

6 296 Par Leona Maguire Slieve Russell 76 70 74 76

18= 303 +7 Chloe Ryan Castletroy 75 74 78 76

22= 306 +10 Olivia Mehaffey Royal County Down Lds’ 80 72 81 73

26= 308 +12 Lisa Maguire Slieve Russell 71 80 81 76

28 309 +13 Paula Grant Lisburn 79 73 79 78

35= 317 +21 Carla Reynolds Seapoint 78 77 85 77