Casey hails woman's touch
Brian Casey hailed his girlfriend for her course knowledge as he took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Alps Tour Q-School in Spain. The Headfort star, 22, fired a two under 70 on the Asia Course at La Cala to lead by a shot on nine under par in the race for 35 full cards on the satellite circuit next season.
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.
Delaney and Walshe graduate at LET Q-School
But there was also a tour card for Galway born Alison Walshe, 24, who represented the USA in the 2008 Curtis Cup.
With an Irish heritage, Walshe could well be eligible to contend for a place on Alison Nicholas' European side for the 2011 Solheim Cup matches at Killeen Castle. This week, at least, she competed under the American flag.
Coakley moving forward despite French miss
Rebecca Coakley came up short in her bid to become the first Irish winner on the Ladies European Tour.
Two strokes off the lead entering the final round of the Randstad Open de France Dames, she closed with a one over par 73 to finish five strokes behind winner Nicole Gergely on eight under par.
As Gregely (67) became the first Austrian to win on the LET, Coakley can console herself with the fact that her hard work is starting to pay off after securing her best finish on tour for more than two years.
Coakley close to breakthrough win in France
Rebecca Coakley is within touching distance of Ireland's first win on the Ladies European Tour.
The Carlow player is just two strokes behind South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace entering the final round of the Randstad Open de France Dames.
Coakley fired seven birdies in a five under par 67 at Le Golf D’Arras near Lens to share second place with Germany's Anje Monke on nine-under par.
Pace, who is also trying to win her first Ladies European Tour event, had eight birdies and a bogey in a career low 65.
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.