Date: March 26, 2019
Author: Joe Robinson | GolfWA

Kay rockets to top of leaderboard

Becky Kay has stormed back into the lead of the Bowra & O’Dea Women’s Classic after shooting two under in the third round.

The talented Queenslander sits a shot clear on top of the leaderboard and has a rare chance to claim a hat-trick of victories tomorrow.

“Tomorrow I just need to keep doing what I’m doing – anything could happen, but I need to stick to my own game,” said Kay.

Kay clearly has an affinity for this event that extends beyond her collection of silverware.

“Huge thanks to Joe and the Bowra & O’Dea team, Lake Karrinyup and GolfWA. All the girls are very grateful – this is one of the best events. We love coming here,” Kay said.

Fellow Queenslander, Cassie Porter, had a day to remember carding a 5-under 69 to shoot herself up the leaderboard and into third place.

Speaking after her round Porter said, “Today we had a really fun relaxed group. I started with no expectations of myself. Kept my concentration on hitting fairways and greens and managed to hole a few putts.”

Local favourite Kathryn Norris was in fine form today and also shot a 5-under round of 69.

“I birdied four of the last five holes and finished strong,” smiled Norris after her round.

“I birdied the 18th – a tough hole. I managed to hole a 20-footer which is a great way to end the round. Tomorrow I need to focus on every shot – it would be great to finish well.”

Norris is coming to the end of an exhausting month of golf that started at the Tasmanian Open and has seen her play at the Riversdale Cup (VIC), WA Amateur and Rene Erichsen Salver (SA).

Current WA Senior Amateur Champion, Jacqui Morgan leads the way in the 54-hole Seniors division.

After her round of 1-under Morgan said, “Much improved on yesterday. Today I managed to hit lots of greens and significantly improved my putting. “

“So pleased I managed to birdie the 18th – it’s always nice to grab one at the end and finish on a good note. I overshot and had to hit a downhill putt which I managed to birdie.”

Morgan will be back to defend her title out at Hartfield Country Club next week.

The final round action of the Bowra & O’Dea Classic gets underway mid-morning on Wednesday. Live scoring will be on the GolfWA website for the women in the 72-hole event.