Tough day for Irish in European Ladies Amateur

Estonia Golf and Country Club

Ireland's quintet of challengers are well off the pace after the opening round of the International European Ladies' Amateur Championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.

Lisburn's Paula Grant and Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey shot three over 75s on the Sea Course to share 67th spot, eight shot behind leader Nuria Iturrios of Spain, whose 67 left her a shot clear of compatriot Noemi Jiménez and Celine Boutier of France.

Lisa and Leona Maguire from Siieve Russell are tied for 84th after four over 76s with Castletroy's Chloe Ryan tied 126th after an 11 over 83.