XU CAUGHT GOING INTO FINAL DAY AT CARRUS OPEN

12/10/2019

Two are tied at the top in the women’s field at the Carrus Open on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour at Tauranga Golf Club.

Overnight leader Fiona Xu has been caught at the top of the leader board by New Zealand Age Group champion Darae Chung at six-under par.

Xu had a frustrating day out on the course today, once again getting off to a slow start and having to play catch-up. She rallied hard and made a birdie at the last to tie the lead and card a one-under par third round.

“It was another challenging day for me again today. I didn’t putt quite as well as the first couple of days, I made a couple of silly three putts. But I’m happy to still be in the lead going into tomorrow.

“If I’m going to win tomorrow, I need to play more aggressive and make some more birdies,” Xu said.

Joining Xu at the top of the leader board is Wellington’s Darae Chung who equalled the tournament course record set by Xu earlier in the week with five-under.

Chung is excited at the prospect of playing similar golf as she did today to try and get the job done tomorrow.

“I hit a lot of shots quite close today which was pleasing. I putted really well as well, I think everything fell into place out there.

“Nothing really changes going into tomorrow. I’m going to go into tomorrow with the same game plan and just doing what I have to do.

The pair hold a two-shot lead of Angela Ju who’s lurking at four-under par.

Play gets underway tomorrow at 8.30am.
 

    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Kobori, Kazuma 145.55
    2 Brown, Luke 104.65
    3 Lee, Jang Hyun 103.16
    4 Wood, Tyler 103.05
    5 Tynan, Johnny 95.16
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Chung, Darae 192.59
    2 Xu, Fiona 146.41
    3 Khoo, Caryn 142.44
    4 Lu, Vivian 131.84
    5 Dryland, Brittney 101.83