Grant seven back in Wales
 Paula Grant. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Paula Grant. Picture: Pat Cashman

Lisburn’s Paula Grant is seven shots adrift of Scotland’s Hannah McCook heading into Sunday’s final round of the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play at Aberdovey.

Recently named in the eight-strong GB&I Curtis Cup squad for June’s clash with the USA in New York, the Irish champion made three birdies in a two-over 75 to share eighth place on two-over 148 with Ballinrobe’s  Shannon Burke a shot further back in tied 12th after a 75.

Milltown’s Georgia Carr shot 75 to share 22nd on five-over 151 with Grange’s Elisa Corcoran making the cut on the mark on 159 after an 80 as Hermitage’s Canice Screene missed out by just one stroke.

McCook added a 70 to her opening 71 to lead by two strokes from England’s Sophie Lambe on five-under.

Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play, Aberdovey (Par 73)

Detailed scores

1 Hannah McCook (Sco) 71 70 141
2 Sophie Lambe (Eng) 69 74 143
3 Chloe Goadby (Sco)  70 74 144
4 Darcey Harry (Wal)  73 73 146
T5 Thalia Kirby (Eng)  76 71 147
T5 Gemma Batty (Sco) 73 74 147
T5 Caley McGinty (Eng) 71 76 147
T8 Shannon McWilliam (Sco)  74 74 148
T8 Lily May Humphreys (Eng) 74 74 148
T8 Georgia Price (Eng)  74 74 148
T8 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 73 75 148
T12 Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) 74 75 149
T22 Georgia Carr (Milltown) 76 75 151
T47 Elisa Corcoran (Grange) 79 80 159
MC Canice Screene (Hermitage) 81 79 160