Date: April 29, 2011

Suzuki and Papadatos lead in Queensland

Queensland Women’s Stroke Play Championship Saki Suzuki (Lakelands) shot a two-over par 74 on Wednesday to lead by one stroke after the first round of the Queensland s Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club The Pines. The second round was washed out on Thursday and, weather permitting, players will complete 36 holes on Friday. Suzuki leads National Squad member Ashley Ona (Gailes), Victorian State Team member Lauren Sinclair (Heidleberg) and Lauren Hibbert (Pennant Hills) who are all one shot back after firing rounds of three over par (75). Defending Champion and National Squad member Breanna Elliott (Yarrawonga) shot an opening round of 79 (+7) to be three strokes off the pace. Queensland Men’sStroke Play Championship Blustery conditions continued to make scoring difficult for many in the second round of the 2011 Queensland Men&aposs Stroke Play at Pacific Harbour today. Dimitrios Papadatos (Toukley) fired the lowest round of the tournament with an impressive five-under-par 67 moving up 17 positions on the leader board to take the front heading into tomorrow&aposs 36 holes. Overnight leader Blake McGrory (Sanctuary Cove) backed up his opening round of one-under-par 71 with a hard fought 74. His 36-hole total of 145 (+1),ties him with Gailes member Daniel McGraw for second place. A further shot behind are Tim Hart (indooroopilly) and Sam Daley (Wynnum) on 146. Australia&aposs number one ranked amateur, Cameron Smith (Royal Queensland), struggled today returning a four-over-par 76 to be six shots off the pace on 150. With treacherous conditions predicted to continue tomorrow, the championship is still far from decided. 56 players have made it through to the final day&aposs play requiring a 36-hole total of 158 or better. The leading 16 players of the Stroke Play will proceed through to contest the Queensland Amateur Championship held at Arundel Hills on Tuesday.