The leaderboard demonstrates a strong interstate presence in the top five after day one of the Bowra and O’Dea Women’s Classic at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Front-runner Doey Choi of New South Wales with rounds of 70-70, admitted to feeling the strain of having played ten consecutive days of golf.
“I feel exhausted today and am just glad the wind dropped in the afternoon,” said Choi.
Having won the Classic twice in the last two years, Becky Kay of Queensland got off to a rocky start when she bogeyed the first. She redeemed herself with an eagle on the second hole.
Kay finished the day in second place at seven under after 36 holes.
“A few good birdies kept me steady today… I placed my drives really well and am very happy with my afternoon round,” beamed Kay.
Rounding out the top five are Alexandra Hilliard from Victoria, Grace Kim from New South Wales and Cassie Porter of Queensland.
Local Kirsten Rudgely of Mount Lawley Golf Club lies just outside the top five. Competitors can expect that the recent winner of the 2019 State Amateur Championships will be hungry to fight back on day two of the Bowra and O’Dea Women’s Classic.