Oddy climbs Carris leaderboard as second round finishes
Hampshire’s Josh Oddy climbed the leaderboard into fifth place as the second round of the Carris Trophy was finally completed at Hunstanton.
Five groups had to return to the course this morning after a thunderstorm stopped play yesterday in the English U18 boys' open championship. Oddy, from Ryde Golf Club on the Isle of Wight, was on the 17th green facing a 25ft putt when the klaxon sounded.
He returned to complete a round of three-under 69, for a two-under total in the championship. “I’m quite happy with that,” said the 18-year-old. “I didn’t really get a lot of sleep, I was a bit excited and just wanted to get back out there.”
He had set out on the round without great expectations. “I wasn’t hitting it great on the range and I wasn’t thinking about scoring low – it was a case of getting it round and being inside the cut.”
But, he was two-under through nine and then salvaged a great par on the 11th after snap-hooking his tee shot and fearing he was heading to a double bogey. “That was the turning point for me,” he said. He added more birdies on the 12th – which he drove – the 14th and the 15th.
“I finished bogey par bogey which was a little bit disappointing, but I’m happy to be in and with a chance of putting in a low one in today.”
After completion of the second round the field was cut to the leading 60 players and ties. The cut fell on nine-over par and a total of 62 players qualified for the final 36 holes. The third round is now underway.
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