Arenas leads by two at Grange
Beatriz Arenas of Guatemala during the Espirito Santo Trophy at Carton House. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Beatriz Arenas of Guatemala during the Espirito Santo Trophy at Carton House. Picture: Pat Cashman

Seventy-year-old Beatriz Arenas from Guatemala shot a second successive, eight-over 82 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Grange.

She leads on 16-over par from Grange’s Sheena McElroy and Gigi Higgins from the USA, who carded rounds of 83 and 85 respectively on a day of high scoring.

Overnight leader Sonja Bland from South Africa carded a 92 and trails Arenas by six strokes on 170.

The cut for the top 42 and ties fell at 192.

Irish Senior Women's Open Stroke Play Championship, Grange (Par 74)

Detailed scores

164 B Arenas (Guatemala), 82, 82

166 S McElroy (Grange), 83, 83; G Higgins (USA), 81, 85

167 T Samuel (Canada), 80, 87

168 L Culver (USA), 87, 81; M MacLaren (Wellingborough), 81, 87

169 C Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown), 81, 88; L Owens (Malahide), 80, 89

170 H Jones (Royal Portrush), 85, 85; G McMullen (The Island), 81, 89; S Bland (South Africa), 78, 92

172 P Doran (Donabate), 88, 84; M Kaarnalahti (Finland), 87, 85; K Evans (RCDL), 86, 86; S Corcoran (Portumna), 85, 87; K Billingsley (USA), 81, 91

173 M McEvoy (Bangor), 87, 86

175 S Arnold (England), 92, 83; a Coduti (Italy), 88, 87; a Deburca (England), 87, 88; P Walsh (Headford), 81, 94

176 M Sudway (Old Conna), 91, 85

177 C Reilly (the Heath), 94, 83; L Henry (USA), 92, 85; S Podolsky (USA), 92, 85

178 C Dettori (Italy), 89, 89; V Cotter (Old Conna), 88, 90

179 M Madden (Ballinasloe), 89, 90

180 R Maguire (Corrstown), 93, 87

181 G Butler (Birr), 93, 88; S Jackson (USA), 92, 89; N Beck (USA), 91, 90; M Skog (Finland), 86, 95; M Henderson (Royal Belfast), 95, 86

183 P Murray (Naas), 88, 95

185 P Williamson (Scotland), 91, 94

186 M Campion (Killarney Golf & Fishing Club), 92, 94

187 F Corbett (Castletroy), 93, 94

189 M Gotfredson (USA), 96, 93; V Shannon (Lahinch), 92, 97

192 K Pollard (England), 100, 92; A Pavesi (Italy), 92, 100

MC V Hassett (Ennis), 101, 92; S Gilmore Kettler (Ballybunion), 99, 94; R Linnane (Elm Park), 93, 100; M Melican (Old Conna), 97, 97; E Blackmon (USA), 91, 103; H Simpson (Royal Portrush), 98, 97; K Overend (Old Conna), 96, 99; M Worrall (Charlesland), 95, 100; M O’Donoghue (Ballybunion), 94, 102; a Vrolijk (Netherlands), 98, 100; M Stow (England), 99, 100; D Williams (Canada), 100, 100; H Fogarty (Castlecomer), 97, 104; M Conlon (Portarlington), 93, 108; N Ivory (Arklow), 99, 103; P Nolan (Arklow Golf Club), 96, 108; K Lucey (England), 100, 110

RTD H Ekstrom (Finland); M McAuliffe (Ballybunion); V Kelly(Powerscourt)
NS I Brien (England)