Hodge, Oh in control of boys, girls Australian Junior
12 Apr 2012
see also: Australian Boys Amateur, Gosnells Golf Club

QUEENSLAND, Australia (April 12, 2012) -- Victorian and National Junior Squad member Su Hyun Oh made her move on Thursday to take a three stroke lead into the final round of the of the Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship at Carbrook Golf Club, south of Brisbane.

Oh shot a bogey-free second round 5-under par 67 to lead past champion Annie Choi (KOR) by three after Choi’s second round 70.

Western Australia’s Hayley Bettencourt is in third place at even par after consecutive rounds of 72.

Overnight leader Cathleen Santoso (NSW) slipped to a four over par 76 to be tied in fourth place with WA’s Hannah Green.

Four players are tied for sixth including Nadine White (NSW), Shelly Shin (NSW), Keh Wen Yung (NZ) and Queenslander Emily McLennan.

Kiwi Julianne Alvarez still leads the international contingent in a tie for tenth.

The final round begins on Friday morning.

Kiwi Tyler Hodge fired a second consecutive sub-70 round to take a commanding five stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Boys’ Amateur at Bribie Island Golf Club.

Hodge’s rounds of 69-68 sees him at 7 under par, leading Queensland’s Viraat Badhwar by five after the overnight leader slipped to a 74 in his second round.

National Junior Squad member Ricky Kato is tied with fellow New South Welshman Mitchell Venables in third at 1-under par.

Victorian Ryan Ruffels is in outright fifth place at even par.

New Zealand’s Compton Pikari is in sixth place, two shots behind Ruffels at 2-over par. A further six players are tied in seventh place at 3-over par.

The final round begins on Friday morning.

More than 230 players from across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Korea are contesting the 2012 Australian Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Championships with a spot in the respective Australian Opens on the line for the winners.

ABOUT THE Australian Boys Amateur

The Australian Boys' Amateur Championship is open to players aged under 18 years on the first day of play. It is contested over 72-holes stroke play (cut after 36-holes). The first Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship was played in 1982 over 54-holes stroke play for players under 21 years of age. Past winners include Adam Scott, Jason Day, Stuart Appleby, Ryan Ruffels and Robert Allenby.

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