Ryan and Murphy lead Irish at Troon
Casltetroy’s Chloe Ryan is near the top of the leaderboard in the Helm Holm Scottish Amateur Open at Royal Troon. Castletroy’s Chloe Ryan and Carlow’s Aedín Murphy fired level par 75s in the worsening conditions to lead the Irish challenge at the Scottish Women’s Open Stroke Play (Helen Holm Trophy) at Royal Troon.
Leona Maguire six off the lead in Portugal
Defending champion Leona Maguire is six shots off the pace at the halfway stage of the Portuguese Ladies Amateur at Montado Golf Resort near Lisbon.
The 17-year old from Slieve Russell posted a two-over par 74 on a bright and breezy day, reaching the turn in level par before the wind strengthened on the tougher inward nine.
Her sister Lisa played well but was left to rue double bogeys at her first and last holes as she posted a frustrating 76 to finish the second round nine strokes behind Germany’s Rebecca Roeller, who leads the field by four after adding a 74 to her opening 66.