McCarthy keeps Irish flag flying at British Girls
Julie McCarthy. Picture by Pat Cashman

Julie McCarthy. Picture by Pat Cashman

Forrest Little’s Julie McCarthy is the only Irish survivor in the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship at Royal St David's.

She beat Germany’s Lilly Marie Koester 3&2 and will now face Madelene Stavnar of Norway in the final 32 on Friday.

Lurgan's Niamh McSherry had a tough battle on her hands as she faced eighth best qualifier, Isobel Wardle of England and fell 3&2.

Ireland’s top qualifier, Killarney’s Valerie Clancy also found herself facing an uphill battle against 39th seed Emilie Alba Paltrinieri from Italy.

The Italian made a quick start and ran put a 4&3 winner.

 Girls' British Open Amateur Championship

Round two

Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) Vs. Madelene Stavnar (Norway)


Round One

  • Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) lost to Isobel Wardle (England) 3&2
  • Valerie Clancy (Killarney) lost to Emilie Alba Paltrinieri (Italy) 4&3 
  • Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) beat Lilly Marie Koester (Germany) 3&2


26th – 73, 74 Valerie Clancy
31st – 76, 72 Julie McCarthy
57th – 71, 80 Niamh McSherry
Missed Cut
67th – 77, 76 Annabel Wilson
97th – 78, 79 Mairead Martin