Loretto pupil Yang shines in Ireland

LORETTO School pupil Julie Yang finished a creditable joint fifth in the Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Newlands Golf Club yesterday.

Yang, 14, winner of the Welsh equivalent last month, had rounds of 73, 74 and 77 for a total of 224 – ten shots behind runaway winner, Hannah Burke from Hertfordshire.

Top Scots-born player was Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) who finished joint 12th.