YOUTHTOWN NZ WOMEN'S U19S: CHO SHOWS HER CLASS

25/08/2011

Round Two Report:
 
World No.2 Cecilia Cho showed her class as she carded a four under par 68 at the Omanu Golf Club in the Youthtown Women’s Under 19 championship.
 
The two time New Zealand Amateur champion, who opened with a one over 73 yesterday, made five birdies and a bogey to establish a six shot lead heading into the final round tomorrow.
 
“I played really solid today,” said the 16-year-old from the Pakuranga Country Club.
 
“I stuck to my processes, I stayed patient and tried to hit as many greens and fairways as possible. I was pleased to shoot a 68 and now I am in a good position.”
 
Cho (-3) leads Auckland team mate Liv Cheng (Manukau) and Julianne Alvarez (Manor Park) who share second place on three over par.
 Catherine Bell (Ashburton), who shared the lead after round one, slipped back to a share of sixth place after a seven over 79.

Round One Report:
 
World No.2 Cecilia Cho and overwhelming favourite for the Youthtown NZ Women’s Under 19 title overcame a disastrous start to share the lead after round one at the Omanu Golf Club.

The Pakuranga golfer was three over after four holes but rallied with birdies on holes six and seven on her way to a one over par 73. That was good enough for a share of the lead with Catherine
Bell who dropped four shots coming home to fall back to a tie for first.

The Ashburton golfer was fast out of the blocks. She was two under after three holes and got to three under with five holes to play. But bogeys on the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th ended her four shot lead.

Jesse Hamilton (Maungakiekie), who recently won the World Masters Junior title, is in a share of third place with Chantelle Cassidy (Tokoroa) and Brianna Maynard (Aviation) after rounds of two over 74.

The Youthtown New Zealand Under 19 Men’s and Women’s Championship is a three round tournament with the men and women at Omokoroa and Omanu respectively.

 

    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Lee, Jang Hyun 124.00
    2 Jones, Samuel 80.25
    3 Zheng, Jimmy 76.75
    4 Kobori, Kazuma 70.00
    5 Smail, Charlie 69.83
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Chung, Darae 100.13
    2 Son, Yeonsoo 86.85
    3 Kang, Sumin 69.60
    4 Kobori, Momoka 66.67
    5 Im, Amy 60.64