Date: July 16, 2008

Smith is top Aussie at Pinehurst qualifying

Western Australian Kristie Smith is the leading Australian qualifier at the Women’s North & South tournament at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Smith finished the two qualifying rounds with scores of 71 and 72 giving her a final score of 2-under. South Australian Stephanie Na and Victoria&aposs Stacey Keating finished equal 15th, both with scores of 76 and 74. The leading qualifier for the matchplay section of the event is Jennie Arseneault (US) with scores of 70 and 71 a total of 141 and 4-under. The event was played over the #2 and #8 courses at Pinehurst. All three Australian girls will begin the match play section of the tournament tonight. An added bonus is the final positions of the Australian girls in the matchplay draw mean that the earliest they could potentially play each other would be a semi-final.