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Wednesday 13th March 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 13.3.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Padraig Harrington Ulster University Woodstock's Aine Donegan defied an icy gale to keep her cool and claim the first event of the ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit at Carlow Golf Club. The 16-year-old from Wood- stock returned rounds of 78 and 77 despite the driving winds to beat Malone's Louise Coffey into second spot by three shots. The 64-strong field included Irish International Shannon Burke (Ball- inrobe) and High Performance pan- ellist Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) who finished in third and fourth place respectively. The circuit next travels north to Royal Portrush Val- ley Course for the Mabel Harrison Scratch Cup on March 23rd where Paula Grant (Lisburn) coasted to a three shot victory over Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) in 2018. DONEGAN CRUISES TO CARLOW CUP WIN WEBB LEADS HOME SENIORS AT SPANISH LADIES' AMATEUR Laura Webb led home Ireland's travelling contin- gent to the Spanish International Senior Ladies' Amateur Championship at Real La Manga Club. East Berkshire's Webb fired rounds of 83, 79 and 77 to claim a top-10 finish in a share of 8th spot after the 54-hole event. Alison Taylor (Laytown & Bettystown) was next best after rounds of 83, 81 and 77 took her into a tie for 11th. The Island's Gertie McMul- len 79/85/79 claimed outright 14th with Royal Portrush's Mary Maclaren one shot further back after compiling rounds of 81/85/78. Kate Evans (RCDL) returned scores of 77, 90 and 79 to finish in a share of 20th while fellow RCDL player, Anita McCaw ended her week in 57th after rounds of 84, 85 and 93. Macarena Eguiguran won the event by three strokes with a 226 total. U lster University have been crowned the Irish Colleges Match Play cham- pions after a deerved win at Woodbrook Golf Club.Up against Queens University in the final, it all fell on the last match after Phillip Johnson and Mark Fitzpatrick's 2&1 win was cancelled out by Queens' Mark McKinstry's 4&3 victory in game 2. Undeterred, Ross Dutton showed nerves of steel to dispatch David Burns comfortably, 5&4 to earn his college a worthy win, 2-1. In the semi-finals, Ulster advanced past Cork IT 3-0 in what proved an ominous warning to whoever they met in the final. That turned out to be Belfast who got the better of the last Maynooth team standing, MU Club (a) 2-1 in an extremely tight affair. Congratulations to Ulster University on their victory and Woodbrook on another smoothly run renewal. FULL SCORING HERE ULSTER UNIVERSITY CROWNED IRISH COLLEGES MATCH PLAY CHAMPS

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