Date: January 25, 2014
Author: Golf NSW

Eight amateurs made cut

A record number of nine amateurs have made the cut after the second round of the 2014 Women’s NSW Open. China s Jing Yan is the leading amateur, the 18-year-old having shot great rounds of 69 and 69 to sit at six under overall and tied in 10th position. With a world amateur ranking of 14, Jing recorded a unique double in the summer of 2013 when she won two big British amateur titles. In August she won the Girls British Open Amateur Championship at Fairhaven Golf Club. A week later she won the Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Prestwick. Currently ranked 3rd and 5th in the world amateur rankings respectively, Victoria s Su Oh (Kingswood Golf Club) and West Australia s Minjee Lee (Royal Fremantle Golf Club) are tied for 12th position, both players sitting at five under after the 36-holes. Oh had the shot of the day with an eagle on the par five 4th hole. New South Wales leading amateur is Concord Golf Club’s Shelley Shin. Shin has been consistent with rounds of two under par 70 both yesterday and today, finishing tied for 20th position overall. Shin will go on to play in the New Zealand Open next week. Other amateurs competing in the final round are Hannah Green (one over, Mt Lawley Golf Club, WA), Chloe Goadby (two over, Avondale Golf Club, NSW), Grace Lennon (four over, Kingston Heath Golf Club, VIC), and Celina Yuan (four over, Bankstown Golf Club, NSW). Paige Stubbs (four over, Pennant Hills Golf Club, NSW) only just missed the cut.