Date: February 14, 2014
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

ISPS HANDA Women�s Australian Open 36 Hole Update

Tamie Durdin 1-under after 36 holes Tamie Durdin is the best placed South Australian after 36 holes of the ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open. After firing a 1-over 73 in yesterday afternoon&aposs opening round, Durdin hit back with a 2-under round of 70 to sit at 1-under par for the tournament. With the cut after 36-holes to 70 players plus ties for 70th place, Durdin seems likely to make the cut, although 31 players from Friday morning&aposs round sit in the clubhouse at 2-under or better. The low scoring is bad news for Royal Adelaide duo Stephanie Na and Sarah King who will miss the cut. With an opening round 78 which included a quadruple bogey 8 on the par 4 13th, Na produced a 2-over second round 74 to sit at 8-over. King fired rounds of 79, 80 to be at +15. After producing an ace on the par 3, 16th hole, Caroline Hedwall from Sweden is the current club house leader at 11-under. Australian Amateur Champion MinJee Lee, who fired a course record 7-under 65 at Glenelg in April 2013, is the best placed Aussie, in second position at 9-under. LEADERBOARD For the first time, the online video channel, headed by Andy Maher, will give you a free passport to behind-the-scenes interviews and action from the event. The official championship hashtag is #WomensAusOpen. Make sure you re following on Twitter @WomensAusOpen and via Facebook TV – 15hrs of live coverage on free to air on ABC. Fri 3-6pm, Sat 1.30-6pm, Sun 1-6pm