Date: October 09, 2008

WATC Day 2- Australia makes steady climb

ROUND TWO REPORT Australia fought back a tie for 10th on the leaderboard after the second round of the World Amateur Teams Championship at The Grange. Sitting in 13th place after the opening day s play, Australia conceded three shots to sit at 8-over par (149). Stephanie Na gave the best performance of the three, carding an even-par 73 on the West Course- which would have been an even round but for a bogey on 18. Australia is one stroke back from Germany, England and New Zealand at 7-under and a two strokes behind the United States in 8th. Na began her day with two birdies in the opening four holes and fought back from a bogey on the 8th to birdie the 9th and head for the back half of the track 2-under the card. A double bogey on the par 4- 10th brought her back to even par and a bogey on the next hole left her at 1-over. With birdies on the 13th and 16th holes of the East Course, Na hauled herself back to 1-under and but for the finding the sand on 18, would have finished below par. Clare Choi s opening nine holes were the most consistent of her championship so far with one birdie and one bogey leaving her at even par after 9 holes. The back half of the course proved more trying for Choi as four bogeys and a birdie saw her in the clubhouse with 3-over-par 76. Julia Boland had another challenging day on the course with an opening birdie cancelled out by three consecutive bogeys. Boland regained her composure and fired a birdie on the 7th to sit 1-over at the turn. A birdie on the par 5 13th left her at even par within sight of home but double bogeys on 14 and 17 cost her four shots and she finished 4-over 77. Scoreboard Stephanie Na 73-73 Clare Choi 76-76 Julia Boland 78-77 The rules of the championship direct that the two best scores from each round be counted and Julia Boland&aposs score was not counted on Day 2.