Paula Grant heads Irish in rain-delayed Spanish Amateur
Lisburn's Paula Grant. Picture:  Pat Cashman Photography

Lisburn's Paula Grant. Picture: Pat Cashman Photography

Lisburn's Paula Grant shot a four-over 76 to trail leader Frida Kinhult of Sweden by five shots in the opening qualifying round of the rain-delayed Spanish Ladies Amateur Open at Barceló Montecastillo Golf in Jerez de la Frontera.

But she's still tied for fourth in the clubhouse in the battle to make the top 32 after 36 holes after a day that saw just two of Ireland's six-strong contingent finish their opening rounds.

Lurgan's Annabel Wilson is provisionally tied 21st after a 79 with Valerie Clancy (level after 4 holes), Lauren Walsh (+3/4), Georgia Carr (+6/9) and Ciara Casey (+11/9) set to resume play on Friday morning.

The top 32 after 36 holes will make the matchplay stages.

Copa S.M. La Reina,  Barceló Montecastillo Golf (Par 72), Jerez de la Frontera

Detailed scores

Clubhouse leaders 

T1 KINHULT, Frida -1  71
T23 KIBSGAARD NIELSEN, Sofie +3   75
T23 NOBILIO, Alessia +3  75
T36 TAMBURLINI, Chiara +4 76
T36 BJORGVINSDOTTIR, Gudrun +4  76
T36 GRANT, Paula +4  76
T36 FULLER, Annabell +4  76
T36 HENSELEIT, Esther +4  76
T36 MAHE, Candice +4  76
T36 WARDLE, Isobel +4 76
T36 BONTAN, Zhen +4 76
T63 WILSON, Annabel +7 79

Irish to resume on Friday

T3 CLANCY, Valerie Par after 4 holes
T23 WALSH, Lauren +3 4 holes
T57 CARR, Georgia +6 9 holes
T83 CASEY, Ciara +11 9 holes