Ireland tied seventh in Espirito Santo Trophy
 (L-R) Annabel Wilson, Leona Maguire, coach David Kearney and Olivia Mehaffey in Mexico

(L-R) Annabel Wilson, Leona Maguire, coach David Kearney and Olivia Mehaffey in Mexico

Ireland are tied for seventh after the opening round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy in Mexico.

With the best two scores to count for each three-strong team, sisters Morgane and Kim Metraux shot rounds of 68 and 69, respectively to give Switzerland a one-shot lead on seven-under 137 from the Republic of Korea.

Ireland share seventh on two over 146 with Austrian, Chinese Taipei and the United States after world amateur No 1  Leona Maguire shot a level par 72, Olivia Mehaffey a 74 and Annabel Wilson an 80 on the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club course.

Switzerland’s score of 137 on the par 72, 6,295-yard (5,752-metre)  Mayakoba El Camaleon track ties for the third-lowest first-round score in championship history.

Australia, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Puerto Rico were tied for 11th at 148.

In the individual standings, Morgane Metraux and Hyun kyung Park lead by one on 68 from Kim Metraux with Leona Maguire tied 16th, Mehaffey tied 30th and Wilson tied 112th.

2016 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club (M) / Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club (I).

1. Switzerland (SUI) - 137 (-7) M

  • Morgane Metraux 68
  • Kim Metraux 69
  • Azelia Meichtry 73

2. Republic of Korea (KOR) - 138 (-6) I

  • Hyun kyung Park 68
  • Hye jin Choi 70
  • Min ji Park 74

3. Japan (JPN) - 142 (-2) M

  • Nasa Hataoka 71
  • Hina Arakaki 71
  • Yumi Matsubara 74

4. People’s Republic of China (CHN) - 143 (-1) M

  •  Wenbo Liu 71
  • Yifan Ji 72
  • Shan Pan 79

5. Mexico (MEX) - 144 (Even) M

  • Isabella Fierro 71
  • Maria Fassi 73
  • Ana Paula Valdes 80

6. Thailand (THA) - 145 (+1) I

  • Kanyalak Preedasuttijit 71
  • Manuschaya Zeemakorn 74
  • Pajaree Anannarukarn 74

T7. Austria (AUT) - 146 (+2) M

  • Leonie Bettel 73
  • Ines Fendt 73
  • Emma Spitz 75

T7. Ireland (IRL) - 146 (+2) M

  • Leona Maguire 72
  • Olivia Mehaffey 74
  • Annabel Wilson 80

T7. Taipei, Chinese (TPE) - 146 (+2) M

  • Jo-Hua Hung 71
  • Ya-Chun Chang 75
  • Ching-Tzu Chen 78

T7. United States of America (USA) - 146 (+2) M

  • Katelyn Dambaugh 72
  • Mariel Galdiano 74
  • Andrea Lee 74

T11. Australia (AUS) - 147 (+3) M

  • Robyn Choi 73
  • Hannah Green 74
  • Karis Davidson 75


T11. Ecuador (ECU) - 147 (+3) M

  • Daniela Darquea 71
  • Anika Veintemilla 76
  • Coralia Arias 82

T11. England (ENG) - 147 (+3) M

  • Meghan MacLaren 73
  • Alice Hewson 74
  • Gemma Clews 78


T11. Italy (ITA) - 147 (+3) M

  • Bianca Fabrizio 71
  • Carlotta Ricolfi 76
  • Laura Lonardi 77

T11. New Zealand (NZL) - 147 (+3) I

  • Wenyung Keh 72
  • Chantelle Cassidy 75
  • Julianne Alvarez 77

T11. Norway (NOR) - 147 (+3) I

  • Renate Hjelle Grimstad 70
  • Stina Resen 77
  • Marthe Wold 84

T11. Puerto Rico (PUR) - 147 (+3) M

  • Maria F. Torres 70
  • Valeria Sofia Pacheco 77
  • Yudika Ann Rodriguez 82

T18. Czech Republic (CZE) - 148 (+4) I

  • Karolina Vlckova 74
  • Katerina Vlasinova 74
  • Kristyna Frydlova 82

T18. Hong Kong, China (HKG) - 148 (+4) M

  • Tiffany Chan 71
  • Michelle Cheung 77
  • Mimi Ho 78

T18. Paraguay (PAR) - 148 (+4) I

  • Maria Fernanda Escauriza 74
  • Sofia Garcia 74
  • Milagros Chaves 79

T18. South Africa (RSA) - 148 (+4) M

  • Cara Gorlei 74
  • Ivanna Samu 74
  • Kaleigh Telfer 79

T18. Sweden (SWE) - 148 (+4) M

  • Linnea Strom 74
  • Emma Henrikson 74
  • Frida Gustafsson Spang 80


T23.Brazil (BRA) - 149 (+5) I
T23.Canada (CAN) - 149 (+5) M
T23.Netherlands (NED) - 149 (+5) M

T26.Finland (FIN) - 150 (+6) I
T26.Germany (GER) - 150 (+6) I

T28.Colombia (COL) - 151 (+7) M
T28.Denmark (DEN) - 151 (+7) M
T28.Spain (ESP) - 151 (+7) M

T31.France (FRA) - 152 (+8) M
T31.Peru (PER) - 152 (+8) M

33.Belgium (BEL) - 153 (+9) I

34.India (IND) - 154 (+10) M

T35.Iceland (ISL) - 156 (+12) I
T35.Scotland (SCO) - 156 (+12) I
T35.Turkey (TUR) - 156 (+12) I

T38.Slovakia (SVK) - 157 (+13) M
T38.Slovenia (SLO) - 157 (+13) M
T38.Venezuela (VEN) - 157 (+13) I
T38.Wales (WAL) - 157 (+13) I

42.Poland (POL) - 158 (+14) I

T43.Argentina (ARG) - 159 (+15) M
T43.Chile (CHI) - 159 (+15) I
T43.Guatemala (GUA) - 159 (+15) I
T43.Morocco (MAR) - 159 (+15) I
T43.Russian Federation (RUS) - 159 (+15) I

48.Uruguay (URU) - 162 (+18) I

T49.Bolivia (BOL) - 165 (+21) I
T49.Latvia (LAT) - 165 (+21) I

51.Guam (GUM) - 172 (+28) I

52.Ukraine (UKR) - 173 (+29) I

53.Bulgaria (BUL) - 174 (+30) I

54.Costa Rica (CRC) - 183 (+39) I

55.Tunisia (TUN) - 185 (+41) I