Junior Solheim Cup boost for Annabel; third with Chloe Ryan

Junior Solheim Cup boost for Annabel; third with Chloe Ryan
 Annabel Wilson (centre) with Linnea Grant and Shannon McWilliam. Picture courtesy Elaine Farquharson-Black

Annabel Wilson (centre) with Linnea Grant and Shannon McWilliam. Picture courtesy Elaine Farquharson-Black

Lurgan's Annabel Wilson took another step towards a potential PING Junior Solheim Cup appearance when she tied for third in the Helen Holm Women’s Scottish Open at Royal Troon.

Sweden's Linnea Grant, 17, closed with a level par 72 on the Old Course to win by five shots from Scotland's Shannon McWilliam on seven-under-par 209

Wilson, who won the Cartier Trophy on Paris last week, closed with a three over 75 to finish in a five-way tie for third with Castletroy's Chloe Ryan (72), Sweden's Amanda Linner and Germany's Alexandra Forsterling.

Winner Grant picked up valuable Junior Solheim Cup points, as she seeks to qualify for the 2017 event at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

And so did Wilson, who is likely to have moved into the top 10 when the rankings are updated.

The leading six players from the PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking following the European Girls’ Team Championship and European Ladies’ Team Championship by July 12 will earn automatic picks before the captain adds six wildcards.

Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Championship
Royal Troon & Troon Portland

Detailed scores

1 GRANT, Linnea Rya GC 71 66 72 209
2 MCWILLIAM, Shannon Aboyne Golf Club 69 70 75 214
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T3 WILSON, Annabel Lurgan 73 68 75 216
T3 RYAN, Chloe Castletroy/ UCD 72 72 216
T21 GRANT, Paula Lisburn 73 75 74 222
T31 CASEY, Ciara Hermitage 73 78 73 224
T37 CLANCY, Valerie Killarney 78 73 74 225
T37 MARTIN, Mairead Kanturk 73 77 75 225
T50 SEXTON, Sinead Lahinch 77 75 76 228

CUT

MC MCVEIGH, Danielle Royal County Down Ladies 81 75 156
MC ROSS, Jessica Clandeboye 75 81 156
MC BURKE, Shannon Ballinrobe 80 77 157
MC COFFEY, Louise Malone 79 79 158
MC DUNNE, Maria Skerries 80 79 159
MC DOYLE, Mary The Heath 81 82 163