Europeans: Men make quarters; women and girls miss out
 Stuart Grehan. Picture © Alexis Orloff/ffgolf

Stuart Grehan. Picture © Alexis Orloff/ffgolf

Tullamore's Stuart Grehan played a leading role as Ireland qualified in the top flight and clinched aquarter-final clash with Italy at the European Amateur Team Championships in France.

Tony Goode's six-man side qualified in sixth place with Grehan adding a three under 68 to his opening 70 to lead the Irish side in a share of third place on four under par at Golf de Chantilly with Jack Hume also shooting 68 to share ninth. 

Hosts France topped the qualifiers on a count back from Scotland with Italy (third), Denmark (fourth), Norway, Spain (seventh) and Sweden (eighth).

But while it was good news for the men just outside Paris, the women's team came up one shot short of making Flight A in Iceland while the girls' team was 11th in Oslo.

European Amateur Team Championship, Golf de Chantilly, France (Par 71)

Strokeplay Qualifying - Detailed scores

Team - Ireland 6th

  • T3 GREHAN, Stuart  -4  70 68 138    
  • T9 HUME, Jack -1  73 68 141
  • T18 O’ROURKE, Conor +1 72 71 143
  • T67 CAMPBELL, Colm +8 77 73 150
  • T67 GLEESON, Alex +8  75 75 150    
  • 73 MCBRIDE, Paul +9  75 76 151

European Ladies’ Team Championship 2016, Oddur Golf Club, Iceland

Strokeplay Qualifying - Detailed scores

Team - Ireland 9th

  • T9 MEHAFFEY, Olivia +2 73 73 146    
  • T38 COFFEY, Louise +6 77 73 150    
  • T66 CARTY, Jessica +10 76 78 154
  • T80 ROSS, Jessica +12 78 78 156
  • T80 DUNNE, Maria +12 75 81 156    
  • T100 SEXTON, Sinead +17 85 76 161

Flight B Match Play
08:20 Ireland –v- Slovenia
Maria Dunne & Sinead Sexton –v- Lara Jecnik &  Vida Obersnel
Olivia Mehaffey –v- Ursa Orehek
Jessica Ross –v- Katja Pogacar
Louise Coffey –v- Nastja Banovec
Jessica Carty –v- Ana Belac
09:00 Scotland –v- Netherlands
09:40 Italy –v- Belgium
10:20 France –v- Iceland

European Girls’ Team Championship - Stroke Play OSLO GK (Par 72), Norway

Strokeplay Qualifying - Detailed scores 

Team - Ireland 11th

  • T13 WILSON, Annabel Ireland Par 70 74 144    
  • T43 MARTIN, Mairead Ireland +8 78 74 152    
  • T53 MCCARTHY, Julie Ireland +10 81 73 154    
  • T77 MCSHERRY, Niamh Ireland +15 80 79 159    
  • T79 CLANCY, Valerie Ireland +16 83 77 160    
  • 97 THOMPSON, RacheL Ireland +21 87 78 165

Flight B Match Play
09:12 Scotland –v- Slovakia
09:57 Ireland –v- Switzerland
Niamh McSherry & Valerie Clancy –v- Aurora Colombo & Victoria Monod
Julie McCarthy –v- Tiffany Arafi
Annabel Wilson –v- Clarissa Cattori
Mairead Martin –v- Natalie Armbruster
Rachel Thompson –v- Chiara Tamburlini
10:42 Austria –v- Netherlands