Players Battle in Windy Conditions at Kingswood

Players Battle in Windy Conditions at Kingswood With half the field in scores indicate that the players were finding the conditions to be very tough at the KeNako SA World Juniors.

In the Boy’s Division two Australians lead the way. Cameron Davis shot an excellent 4 under par 68 to lead by 2 shots from his team-mate and compatriot Blake Windred, who shot a 2 under par 70. Davis played the tougher first nine holes in 3 under par and then eagled the 10th hole to go 5 under for the day. Dropped shots on holes 15 and 17, interspersed with a birdie 4 on the 16th hole, saw Davis completing an excellent round.

Two South Africans, Caylum Boon and Tristen Strydom were the only other players under par at the halfway stage, both shooting 1 under par scores of 71. Robert Burlison of England and Neswill Croy are at even par 72. One of the stories of the morning was Caylum’s twin brother Aidan Boon, who started disastrously going 11 over par for his first 9 holes but then playing the back 9 in 3 under par, 14 shots better to par than his front 9! The scoring average for the boys in the morning was 78.

In the Girl’s Division the leader in the clubhouse at the halfway stage is Olivia le Roux, who shot a 3 over par 75. She is closely followed by Carrie Park of South Korea and Celina Yuan of Australia who both scored 76.

If the wind does not die down in the afternoon scoring will continue to be tough.