Maria Dunne well placed in Spanish Ladies' Amateur qualifying

Skerries' Maria Dunne is just three strokes off the pace after the first strokeplay qualifying round of the Spanish International Ladies' Amateur Open at Club de Golf Escorpión in Valencia.

The experienced international is tied for fourth place after a level par 72 with Sweden's Linn Grant a shot in front of Ines Fendt after a 69 in the race to finish in the top 32 who progress to the matchplay stages.

But it was a disappointing day for the rest of the Irish withJessica Ross is tied 55th after a 78, Paula Grant 97th after an 84 and Chloe Ryan 99th after an 86.