Lahinch in contention for European Ladies' Club Trophy
Sinead Sexton (Lahinch). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Sinead Sexton (Lahinch). Picture by Pat Cashman

Lahinch are just two strokes off the lead heading into the final round of the European Ladies' Club Trophy in Hungary.

Chloe Ryan shot a 73 and Sinead Sexton and Aine Donegan both had 77 in the second round at Balaton Golf Club to leave them on 18-over par with a round to go as they bid to become the first Irish team to win the title.

Scores

Germany’s St. Leon-Rot Golf Club lead on 16-under with Danish club Smorum Golf Club in the bronze medal position on 20-over.

Geneva Golf Club’s Caroline Sturdza leads the individual standings on five-over after rounds of 78 and 71 with the Lahinch trio all inside the top 10,.

Donegan’s brace of 77s leaver her tied fifth on 10-over with Ryan (82-73) tied seventh on 11-over and Sexton (79-77) a shot further back in joint ninth.