High finish in Ireland for English trio

Sophie Madden

The English trio of Sophie Madden, Dulcie Sverdloff and Gabriella Cowley  – who all represent Essex clubs – finished in the top 15 at the Irish girls’ open stroke play championship at Roganstown.

The championship was won by Curtis Cup player Leona Maguire, who was eight shots clear of her closest challenger. She was one-under par for the 54-hole event and the first Irish winner of the title.

Sophie Madden (West Essex) led the way for England, finishing in eighth place.  Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) was two shots behind in a share of 11th place. Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) was a stroke further back and joint 13th.

Sophie and Gabriella, the English U15 girls’ champion and the Scottish U16 strokeplay winner, both train with the England Golf Select East squad. Dulcie recently won the British Colleges Sport national championship.

Leading final results
Par 72, CSS 76 74 74
215 Leona Maguire (IRE) 72 69 74
223 Manon Molle (FRA) 76 72 75 Mathilda Cappeliez (FRA) 73 73 77
225 Louise Latorre (FRA) 78 74 73
226 Ailsa Summers (SCO) 81 70 75
227 Marion Veysseyre (FRA) 81 74 72 Celia Mansour (FRA) 76 74 77
228 Sophie Madden (ENG) 78 75 75
229 Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) 74 79 76 Gudrún Brá Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL) 73 76 80
230 Josephine Farrando (FRA) 78 79 73 Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG) 75 79 76
231 Emma Broze (FRA) 78 78 75 Lesley Atkins (SCO) 77 77 77 Gabriella Cowley (ENG) 76 79 76

Image: Sophie Madden coyright Leaderboard Photography