Hermitage star Lanigan excels in Kilmarnock

GOLF: HERMITAGE GOLF CLUB star Kate Lanigan reached the last eight at the Women’s Amateur Championships at Kilmarnock (Barassie) golf links in Scotland last week.

Lanigan (right) lost out to Iceland’s Jóhanna Lea Lúvíksdóttir having come through two rounds of knockout golf, defeating Scotland’s Lorna McClymont 2&1 in the second round before eliminating Ffion Tynan of Wales 4&3.

Tynan had earlier edged past Kirkistown Castle’s Beth Coulter, one of four Irish casualties alongside Áine Donegan of Lahinch, Rebekah Gardner of Clandeboye, and Croydon-based Canice Screene.

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Douglas golfer Sara Byrne made it through the second round with a 3&2 win over England’s Caitlin Whitehead, but came up short in the afternoon, beaten 6&4 by Scotland’s Louise Duncan.

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