Tynan takes one shot lead at Irish Girls' Open

​​Ffion Tynan (Wales) carded a four under par 67 in her second round at Roganstown Golf and Country Club

  • 06 April 2019

​Caption: Ffion Tynan (Wales) during her first round at the 2019 Irish Girls' Open Stroke Play (Thos Caffrey | Golffile)



Ffion Tynan (Wales) is no stranger to Roganstown Golf and Country Club, having competed in the Irish Girls Open Stroke Play on three previous occasions. The teenager fired a four under par 67 today to take the lead with one round remaining. The Welsh girls’ international, who has also represented Great Britain and Ireland at the Junior Vagliano Trophy, carded six birdies in a round where keeping her head was the priority.

“I started off with a bogey, so I said to myself to just go for everything after that. I was conscious of where I was going to land the ball on the greens. It’s important to know how far it is to the top of the slopes on these greens.”

“My driving has not been the best all week so I was trying not to get down on myself, I did some work on it last night after my round but it’s still not as good as it usually would be, I’ve found myself in a few more trees than I’d like! I’m still like to trying to make birdies and not get down after a bad shot.”

Tynan, who has verbally committed to start at University of Arkansas in 2021, was rushing back to her hotel to watch fellow Razorback Maria Fassi (Mexico) compete for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta.

“I know a lot of the girls playing over there this year, they’re playing on one of the best courses in the world and it’s so great for golf, I hope one day I’ll be able to play in that event!”

Tynan leads by just one shot from Lovisa Gunnar (Sweden) and Cameron Neilson (Scotland) and will be paired with the pair in tomorrow’s final round. Patience Rhodes (England) led after the first round but slipped back to a tie for 6th following a round of 76 today. 

Meanwhile, Leah Temple Lang (Elm Park) and Aine Donegan (Lahinch) sit tied for 8th following rounds of 75 and 74 respectively. Nicole Joyce Moreno (Royal Portrush) and Anna Foster (Elm Park sit one shot further back on 5-over-par. 

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Caption: Aine Donegan (Lahinch) at the Irish Girls' Open Stroke Play (Thos Caffrey | Golffile)