Day two round-up:
Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo holds a single shot lead over England’s Issy Hopkins at the halfway stage of the English Girls’ Under 16 Open Amateur Championship at Gerrards Cross Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.
Cattaneo carded a second round 74 to go into the last 36 holes on two-over par 144 but has Hopkins from Bristol & Clifton breathing down her neck after the English teenager carded the same score in the second round.
Italy’s Lucrezia Rossettin made a big move up the leaderboard after firing a two-under par 70 to go into the final 36-holes in third place on two-over par 146 while Spain’s Mar Garcia Jimenez will still be hoping to make a late bid for the title after carding a 76 to remain handily-placed on 147.
English trio Rachel Gourley, Lottie Woad and Lydia Cryer are all tied in fifth place alongside Spain’s Gabriela Fernandez three shots further adrift.
Spain’s Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio has built up a five-shot lead with just one round to play at the English Girls’ Under 14 Open Amateur Championship at the same venue.
The Spaniard fired a two under par 70 to add to her opening 73 and go into the last day on one-under par 143. Her nearest challengers are Wimbledon Park’s Hyun-Ji Kim and Roisin Scanlon from the Bedfordshire after the former carded a second round 74 and the latter shot a 76.
Calixte Goeckels is one of three French golfers inside the top-ten after climbing to fourth place on 149 with a 72. Further down the leaderboard Spain’s Rocio Tejedo is fifth on 150, France’s Maylis Lamoure, England’s Ellen Yates and Spain’s Cloe Amion Villarino are tied sixth on 151 and England’s Maggie Whitehead and France’s Vairana Heck are tied ninth one shot further behind.
There are two rounds to play during the last day of the Under 16 event while the younger players in the Under 14 competition play only one more before the new champion is determined.
Day one round-up:
Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo holds a slender one-shot lead after the first round of the English Girls’ Under 16 Open Amateur Championship at Gerrards Cross Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.
Cattaneo posted three birdies in an opening two-under par round of 70 to go into the second round a single shot ahead of Spain’s Mar Garcia Jimenez and England’s Issy Hopkins from Bristol & Clifton.
On a difficult day for scoring England’s Lydia Cryer claimed fourth place with a one-over par 73 one shot ahead of Italy’s Emma Tatti and two in front of Maria Babadi from Littlestone Golf Club in Kent. Spain’s Gabriela Fernandez, Austria’s Anna Neumayer, Italy’s Lucrezia Rossetin and English duo Lottie Woad and Libby Bell all shared seventh place on four-over par 76. Woad from Farnham recently represented England at the European Young Masters in the Czech Republic where she finished sixth.
The leaderboard is also crowded at the English Girls’ Under 14 Open Amateur Championship staged over the same course with England’s Roisin Scanlon leading the way on level par 72. That gives the Bedfordshire golfer a one-shot lead over Spain’s Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio heading into the second round. Wimbledon Park’s Hyun-Ji Kim, Windlesham’s Ellen Yates and France’s Vairana Heck are tied third on 74.