Donegan had advanced to the match play stage as the 64th and last qualifier on a card countback and was drawn to go head-to-head with the Icelander in the first encounter out on the course this morning.
Hitting her opening tee shot out of bounds, Donegan was a hole down early in the match. However, on the back nine, the momentum shifted back in favour of the Lahinch golfer who won the 11th, 12th and 13th holes on her way to recording an impressive 4&3 victory.
She will now meet Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam who also reached the next round with a 4&3 victory over Jordan Ryan of Wales.
“I am feeling good now, much better than how I felt yesterday after seeing my name 64th. Although I was…