Date: February 15, 2014
Author: Martin Blake /

Relaxed Su-Hyun Oh keeps her cool

Twelve months ago Su Oh almost won the Australian Ladies Masters in Queensland and the eyes of the golfing world fell upon her. A year on, it is her friend and teammate Minjee Lee, also a member of Golf Australia&aposs elite amateur team, who is drawing the headlines, finishing runner-up in Queensland last week and contending at the ISPS Handa Women&aposs Australia at Victoria. “That was me last year,&apos&apos Oh said today. “It&aposs kind of roles reversed, but I had a good day today and hopefully it&aposs a better day “I couldn&apost get the putts going in. I just hoped, kind of. I was saying &aposjust keep hitting good shots and putts will drop one day&apos. I still left a couple out there.&apos&apos Oh, 17, made her charge at the Open today with a brilliant 66, highlighted by an eagle at the par-five 18th hole after she knocked a five wood down on to the green for two and rolled in the putt. When she signed her card she was in the top 10 on the leaderboard, but she slipped down the order as the leaders completed their rounds. She has Michael Clayton, the touring professional, course architect and writer on her bag this week. “He was keeping me cool,&apos&apos said Oh. “He kept telling me &aposjust keep hitting good shots&apos, because after the putts (missed) I was getting so angry.&apos&apos She will be keeping an eye on Lee&aposs progress. “We&aposre both really competitive. It&aposs kind of hard because we travel together, we&aposre always roommates. On the golf course it&aposs just competitive and when you&aposre back in the room it&aposs friends, I guess. It&aposs a weird relationship, I guess.&apos&apos Oh is playing a tournament in China after this week, and then it is back to school at McKinnon Secondary College in Melbourne, with the job of completing her VCE studies. Like Lee, she plans on going to the LPGA Tour qualifying school late in the year. “