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Nervous start for Kyriacou

Stephanie Kyriacou
Stephanie Kyriacou

St Michael's product Stephanie Kyriacou admitted to a few butterflies in her tummy on the first tee in her debut appearance at the US Girls Junior overnight.

"There were some nerves on the first tee," Kyriacou said with a smile.

The 16-year-old carded a disappointing 7-over par 78 at the Boone Valley Golf Club course in Augusta, Missouri, but remains in the mix to make the top-64 cut-off for the matchplay rounds.

She didn't get her day off to the best of starts, beginning with a pair of bogeys, but managed to stay in the tournament despite a misbehaving putter.

"Nothing dropped all day; I had so many lip-outs," Kyriacou said. "I headed straight to the practice green after I finished."

Although frustrated by her putting, there were a couple of highlights.

"On the 18th, you have to hit over an enormous amount of water and the pin was at the front, I had a hybrid, I put it to about 12feet."

She also picked up a birdie on the sixth hole, a tough par-five.

"I was so happy to make birdie," she exclaimed.

As for her approach in the second round, Kyriacou's plan is straightforward, beginning with a lovely dinner tonight with mum, Angele, a good night's sleep and focus on tomorrow.

"I just have to stay focused and follow my process and the putts will come," Kyriacou said. 

2018 Australian Ladies Classic
23 February 2018
ASQUITH: Women: Stableford: Div 1: C Boyd (15) 37 cb. Div 2: F Liu (29) 34. more
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