Date: April 12, 2012

Oh & Hodge Make Move at Junior Titles

Australian Girls’ Amateur, Round 2

Girls' Amateur Leaderboard

Victorian and National Junior Squad member Su Hyun Oh made her move on Thursday to take a three stroke lead into the final round of the of the Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship at Carbrook Golf Club, south of Brisbane.

Oh shot a bogey-free second round 5-under par 67 to lead past champion Annie Choi (KOR) by three after Choi’s second round 70.

Western Australia’s Hayley Bettencourt is in third place at even par after consecutive rounds of 72.

Overnight leader Cathleen Santoso (NSW) slipped to a four over par 76 to be tied in fourth place with WA’s Hannah Green.

Four players are tied for sixth including Nadine White (NSW), Shelly Shin (NSW), Keh Wen Yung (NZ) and Queenslander Emily McLennan.

Kiwi Julianne Alvarez still leads the international contingent in a tie for tenth.

The final 36 holes are played on Friday.

Australian Boys’ Amateur, Round 2

Boys' Amateur Leaderboard

Kiwi Tyler Hodge fired a second consecutive sub-70 round to take a commanding five stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Boys’ Amateur at Bribie Island Golf Club.

Hodge’s rounds of 69-68 sees him at 7 under par, leading Queensland’s Viraat Badhwar by five after the overnight leader slipped to a 74 in his second round.

National Junior Squad member Ricky Kato is tied with fellow New South Welshman Mitchell Venables in third at 1-under par.

Victorian Ryan Ruffels is in outright fifth place at even par.

New Zealand’s Compton Pikari is in sixth place, two shots behind Ruffels at 2-over par. A further six players are tied in seventh place at 3-over par.

The final 36 holes are played on Friday.

More than 230 players from across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Korea are contesting the 2012 Australian Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Championships with a spot in the respective Australian Opens on the line for the winners.