Martina Gillen

Pettersen romps to six shot Ladies Irish Open win

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen fired an stunning final round 64 to romp to a six stroke win at the Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland at Killeen Castle.

The world No 3 finished ahead of Spain’s Azahara Munoz on 18 under par as she followed her course record 63 on Saturday and eight under par closing effort.

Maguire twins shine at Killeen Castle

Sixteen year old amateurs Lisa and Leona Maguire made the cut with ease as Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shot a course record 63 to grab a share of the lead entering the final round of the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle.

Gillen and Codd recover in European Nations Cup

Rebecca Codd (above) and Martina Gillen made a move for Ireland in the second round of the European Nations CupIreland’s Rebecca Codd and Martina Gillen carded one of the best rounds of the day to leap from 16th to tied ninth in the European Nations Cup in Spain.

Martina makes her move at La Manga

Ireland’s Martina Gillen produced one of the rounds of the day to move into position to retain her Ladies European Tour card at the Qualifying School final in Spain.

The Beaverstown player shot a two under par 69 in the fourth round on the North Course at La Manga to move up 12 places to tied 15th on seven over par heading into Sunday’s final round.

Gillen hanging on at Q-School

Martina Gillen produced a battling back nine comeback to keep her card hopes alive at the Ladies European Tour Q-School in Spain.

The Beaverstown player crashed to five over for the day after nine holes at La Manga’s North Course. But she dug deep to pick up two birdies coming home and card a second round 74 that leaves her just outside the vital top 30 on six over par.

Hjorth leads as Maguire twins impress at wet Killeen Castle

Sweden’s Maria Hjorth battled tough conditions to shoot a five-under-par 67 and lead the AIB Ladies Irish Open by one shot from England’s Melissa Reid as Irish twins Lisa and Leona Maguire impressed with a matching pair of level par 72s.

Killeen Castle ready for strong AIB Ladies Irish Open field

Just a matter of days after the European Tour left Ireland behind after another successful 3 Irish Open, the Ladies European Tour arrives on Irish soil ready for this week’s AIB Ladies Irish Open.

Kavanagh falls back in Holland

Overnight leader Hazel Kavanagh slipped six shots off the pace entering the final round of the ABN AMRO Ladies Open in Holland.

The Dubliner, who led a Ladies European Tour event for the first time in her career following an opening 68, followed up with a three over par 75 to slip back to tied 17th on one-under.

No Irish for Women's British Open

The will be no Irish players in the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes after Rebecca Coakely and Claire Coughlan-Ryan narrowly failed to qualify.

The pair shot two-over par 76s in Final Qualifying at Fairhaven GC in Lancashire to finish one stoke outside a 14-strong play-off for the final qualifying spot.

The play-off lasted five holes before Swedish amateur Caroline Hedwall, beaten in the British Women's Open amateur championship final at North Berwick last year, won the last of the 20 places available in the championship.

Gillen leads home challenge at Portmarnock Links

Big-hitting Martina Gillen fired a superb 69 to lead the Irish challenge and leave the Maguire twins in the shade in the AIB Ladies Irish Open at sun-kissed Portmarnock Links.

The Dubliner, 27, had five birdies and two bogeys to trail leaders Maria Hjorth of Sweden and Julie Greciet of France by just two shots on three under par.