Kinhult ends Irish hopes at Spanish Amateur
Paula Grant. Picture:  Pat Cashman Photography

Paula Grant. Picture: Pat Cashman Photography

Reigning champion Frida Kinhult beat Ireland's Paula Grant in the last 16 and will defend her title against Spain's Natalia Aseguinoloza in Sunday's final at Montecastillo Golf & Sports Resort

The Swede beat the Lisburn star 1 up after the committee was forced to reduce all the matches from the last 16 stage to the semi-finals to just nine holes.

Almost no play was possible on Friday due to high winds and flooding but when the round of 32 resumed on Saturday, Grant beat Beatrice Walling of the Netherlands 1 up over 12 holes and Lurgan's Annabel Wilson beat Denmark's Sofie Kibsgaar 2 and 1.

Killarney's Valerie Clancy fell 3 and 2 to Lou Vrain of France in the first round while Wilson eventually lost 4 and 3 to Romy Wickers of the Netherland in the last 16 as Kinhult saw off Grant in those nine-hole sprints.

In the men's event at La Manga, England's Billy McKenzie — the player who edged out Caolan Rafferty on a countback for 32nd place in strokeplay qualifying — will meet compatriot Alex Fitzpatrick in Sunday's 36-hole final. Scores

Spanish Ladies' Amateur (Queen's Cup), Montecastillo, Cadiz


  • Kinhult, Frida vs Aseguinolaza Martin, Natalia 


  1. Kinhult, Frida bt Nobilio, Alessia 1up
  2. Aseguinolaza Martin, Natalia bt Meekers, Romy 1up


  1. Kinhult, Frida bt Grimberg-lignell, Andrea 4/2
  2. Nobilio, Alessia bt Escobar Domingo, Marina 2/1 
  3. Meekers, Romy bt Holpfer, Isabella 1up
  4. Aseguinolaza Martin, Natalia bt Henseleit, Esther 2/1

Last 16

  1. Kinhult, Frida bt Grant, Paula 1up
  2. Grimberg-lignell, Andrea bt Bailey, Lianna 4/2
  3. Nobilio, Alessia bt Roussin-bouchard, Pauline 1up
  4. Escobar Domingo, Marina bt Vrain, Lou 3/2
  5. Meekers, Romy bt Wilson, Annabel 4/2
  6. Holpfer, Isabella bt Wardle, Isobel 1up
  7. Henseleit, Esther bt Garcia Llorca, Marta 1up
  8. Aseguinolaza Martin, Natalia bt Lopez Echevarria, Marta 3/1

Last 32

  1. Kinhult, Frida bt Grant, Linn 2/1
  2. Grant, Paula bt Wallin, Beatrice 1up
  3. Bailey, Lianna bt Bontan, Zhen 2/1
  4. Grimberg-lignell, Andrea bt Manche, Céline 2/1
  5. Nobilio, Alessia bt Villanueva Aperribay, Maria 3/2
  6. Roussin-Bouchard, Pauline bt Tamburlini, Chiara 1up
  7. Escobar Domingo, Marina bt Appart, Margaux 4/3
  8. Vrain, Lou bt Clancy, Valerie 3/2
  9. Wilson, Annabel bt Kibsgaard Nielsen, Sofie 2/1
  10. Meekers, Romy bt Bjorgvinsdottir, Gudrun 2/1
  11. Wardle, Isobel bt Louis, Clarisse 2up
  12. Holpfer, Isabella bt Chaucheprat, Yvie 3/2
  13. Henseleit, Esther bt Rüttimann, Janika 1up
  14. Garcia Llorca, Marta bt Fuller, Annabell 1up
  15. Aseguinolaza Martin, Natalia bt Mahe, Candice 2up
  16. Lopez Echevarria, Marta bt Moresco, Benedetta 3/2