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Park leads, amazing Grace fires #Ausjnr

Grace Kim
Grace Kim while shooting an amazing five-under par 68 in round two of the #AusJnr

Hannah Park has maintained her lead in the Girls Australian Amateur Championship after carding a two-under par round of 71 at Port Kembla Golf Club today. However, the round of the day belonged to her New South Wales teammate, Grace Kim.

Park from New South Wales Golf Club, carded four birdies and two bogeys in her round to sit at 5-under par for the tournament. She is one shot in front of her State teammates Grace Kim, who carded the round of the tournament a five-under par 68, and Doey Choi, who carded a three-under par 70.

Sitting in a tie for fourth place at two under par are the pair of Maddison Hinson-Tolchard from Western Australia and Queensland’s Isabelle Taylor. First round co-leader Kon Matsumoto stumbled with a three-over par 76 but remains well in contention.

Park was relaxed about her second round, but felt she could do better. “I had some good holes, had some bad holes. My putting didn’t help. I made some good up and downs though,”

Kim was amazing in carding the round of the tournament, a stellar five under par 68, which included five birdies and not a single bogey.

“I felt pretty good today,” Kim smiled. “I was more committed to my shots, especially my putting than I was yesterday. I felt relaxed.”

“My mind motto was fairways and greens and two-putt. I had a few up and downs as well,” she smiled.

Choi, playing in her last Junior Amateur, was thrilled to be in contention.

“I played pretty well today,”

“This is my last Junior. I’ve played in five, and it will be fun to have a win in my final year,” Choi said.

Conditions today were ideal for the 88 girls playing in the tournament, and the forecast for tomorrow is no different. The leading trio, all members of the Golf NSW Junior and Women’s State team are looking forward to playing together in the final group over the last two rounds.

“I’m looking forward to playing with them; we are all good friends. It will be friendly, It will be competitive, but I won’t focus on that,”

“Regardless of who wins, I will be happy for them.” Park said.

18 January 2019
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