The Australian girls’ side has endured a tough start to the Toyota Junior World Golf Cup, sitting ninth on the leaderboard after the opening day at the Chukyo Golf Club’s Ishino Course.
WA’s Kathryn Norris fared the best form the Australians with two birdies in her 3-over round of 75. The 15-year-old is tied for 19th on the individual leaderboard while Queensland’s Becky Kay is T22 on 5-over and Stefanie Hall of NSW is T26 on 6-over.
With the best two scores counting to the team's +8 total, Australia has a long way to go to catch the leading Japanese team who are flying on 9-under par.
Travelling manager Virginia Irwin said the mood in the camp is buoyant heading into the remaining three rounds.
"The girls are doing an excellent job adapting to a very different golf course,” said Irwin.
“The venue is first class and the tournament is a terrific opportunity for our more inexperienced players to develop both on and off the golf course."