International schedule begins in Portugal

​The Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship runs from January 30 to February 2.

  • 30 January 2019

​Caption: Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) (Photo: Pat Cashman Photography)

The Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship, the first European international event of the year, begins at Montado Golf Resort this week. The 72 hole stroke play championship runs from January 30 to February 2 and five Irish players are set to compete among the international field.

Paula Grant (Lisburn), who began her year at the South American Amateur Championship in Chile with a top 15 finish, will be aiming to improve upon that result this week at Montado. Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe), played alongside Grant at the Home Internationals in Ballybunion last August and returns to Portugal this year having not played in 2018 due to University commitments.

Ciara Casey (Hermitage), Aine Donegan (Woodstock) and Elisa Corcoran (Grange) join Grant and Burke to put their winter practice to the test on a competition stage. 

Irish Players:
Shannon Burke
Ciara Casey
Elisa Corcoran 
Aine Donegan
Paula Grant​