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Fairweather and Mehaffey start well in Peru

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Fairweather and Mehaffey start well in Peru
 Ireland's quartet in Peru: (L-R) Colin Fairweather, Tiarnan McLarnon, Olivia Mehaffey and Chloe Ryan

Ireland's quartet in Peru: (L-R) Colin Fairweather, Tiarnan McLarnon, Olivia Mehaffey and Chloe Ryan

Knock's Colin Fairweather and Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey made positive starts in the XI South American Amateur Championship in Peru.

Irish international Fairweather fired six birdies in a four under 68 to share second place, one stroke behind Argentina's Matías Simaski at Lima Golf Club.

In the women's competition, Mehaffey had two birdies and three bogeys in a one over 73, leaving her tied 12th and five adrift of American Margaret Shirley, who shot a 68 to lead by two shots from Brazil's Luiza Altmann.

Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon, the Irish Close champion, shares 53rd after a 78 while Castletroy's Chloe Ryan is 50th after an 84.

Scores - Men / Women