Arwefjall leads after first round at Roganstown

​​​Four Swedes in the top 10, while Nicole Joyce-Moreno is best of the Irish

  • 13 April 2018

​Caption: Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) during her first round at the Irish Open Stroke Play Championship at Roganstown (Credit: Golffile)



The Irish Girls' Open Stroke Play Championship began at Roganstown Golf and Country Club today. The Championship, played over 54 holes, will see a field of 113 international players compete for the title which was first won by Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) in 2012.

Fourteen countries are represented in the event with large contingents from Germany, Sweden and Ireland as the home nation.

Best after round one is Kajsa Arwefjall (Sweden), who carded 4 birdies on her way to a 2 under par 69. One shot further back sits a group on 1 under par, while Nicole Joyce-Moreno (Ireland) finished level par for her round.

Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden), who is the highest ranked player in the field, finished with a score of 73 and is confident of catching up on the leaders over the weekend:

"I got off to a shaky start with the double on the third, but I played nicely from there, a lot of putts just didn't drop for me out there so the score could have been much better but hopefully they'll drop tomorrow."

Following the second 18 tomorrow, the top 50 players and ties will progress to Sunday's final round.

NOTE: Congratulations to Jennifer Rankine (Scotland) who had a hole in one on the 9th during her first round at Roganstown. Jennifer holed out her 7iron the 154yard par 3.