Date: March 22, 2017
Author: Christian Puccini

Norris leads Rene Erichsen by 1 after 36 holes

After 36 holes at Royal Adelaide, Kathryn Norris from Mandurah Golf Club in WA, maintains her one stroke lead over Queenslander Becky Kay in the Rene Erichsen Salver.

Norris posted an even par round of 73 to go with her opening round 70 to be 3-under the card.

The 16-year-old had an up and down day, posting five birdies and an eagle and one stage moved to three-under for the round, but then lost four shots in three holes to finish square.

“It was a bit of a roller-coaster today, it was up and down the whole day. Norris said.

“Yesterday I hit it a little more consistent. I hit a lot more better shots today which resulted in birdies, but on the other hand hit some pretty average ones that ended up in bogeys. I lost a ball on the 3rd which ended up in a double, but apart from that it was not too bad.

“Today the course was playing a little bit harder than yesterday, the wind was a bit different to what you usually get but the course is playing really really nice.”

At 3-under Norris leads Kay by one and Montana Strauss by two strokes with three players then tied at 1-over.

“I guess I will probably just try and eliminate the errors I made today and learn from it and then hopefully have some sub-par rounds to finish off, which would be really nice” Norris added.

Second placed Becky Kay was cruising along but dropped three shots on her final two holes in her even-par round.

“I was three-under on the 16th but went double, bogey finish so that was annoying, but even is okay. I was pretty disappointed with my finish, but that’s okay.”

“It was just one shot that kind of got me with my double and the other I just missed the green, but I was pretty much under the whole day, it was good, I’m happy two-under.” Kay said

Low round of the day went to Montana Strauss from Long Island Golf Club in Victoria who fired a two-under 71 in a round that included six birdies.

“I did well the first nine, I then I just had to grind it out because my swing kind of went a bit everywhere, but I’m pretty happy with how I finished up”.

“I’m struggling a bit with my irons, so if I get that going that would be good as my putting has been pretty good.” Strauss said.

Three South Australian’s are tied 9th at 5-over, Jin-young Yun (76,75), Caitlin Roberts (76,75) and Charley Jacobs (74,77)

21 players from a starting field of 27 progress through to the third round on Thursday with 13-over making the cut.

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