Date: June 22, 2009

Luck of the Irish for Keating, Boland

With assistance from the Irish Ladies Golf Union 3 IRISH WOMEN&aposS STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS AIS/Golf Australia National Squad member Stacey Keating finished 6th at the 3 Irish Women&aposs Stroke Play Championship at Douglas Golf Club. Keating shot opening rounds of 72 (-3) and 75 (E) to be in a tie for third position going into the final round. She finished at 2-over for the championship. Fellow AIS/Golf Australia Squad member Julia Boland shared third position with Keating going into the final round. Australia was in third position after the second round of the teams event. Irish Women’s Champion Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) leads the field by four strokes following a sensational opening 66 and an equally impressive afternoon 73 at the 3 Irish Women’s Open Strokeplay at Douglas Golf Club, 20 June 2009. In blustery but dry conditions, Maguire opened her championship with two bogeys but five birdies over her next seven holes saw her turn three under par and a further five birdies over the front nine at Douglas saw her sign for a sensational morning round of seven under par and a four shot lead at lunchtime. Maguire went on to coast around the 6149 yard course in level par in the afternoon to lead the field by four strokes with just 18 holes remaining. Next best was Scotland s Jane Turner who battled the blustery conditions to return an impressive three under par 70 in the morning and a level par round in the afternoon sees her comfortably hold second place. Four shots further behind sees Lisa s twin sister Leona, after steady rounds of 73 and 74, who shares third place with England s Hannah Burke and Australian s Stacey Keating and Julia Boland.