Josh Hill climbs leaderboard in second day at European Young Masters

Josh Hill carded a five-under par 67 to climb 22 places up the leaderboard on the second day of the European Young Masters at Kunĕtická Golf & Spa in the Czech Republic.

The 15-year-old Dubai-based player goes into the final round tied in eleventh place on four-under par 140 ten shots adrift of Norway’s Michael Alexander Mjaaseth who leads the field by two shots on 14-under par 130 after adding a 66 to his opening round of 64.

Jack Bigham from Harpenden carded a second successive one under par 71 to sit in a share of 21st place on 142.

The leading GB & I player in the boys’ competition is Ireland’s Joshua Hill who carded rounds of 70 and 69 to claim a share of eighth place on the leaderboard on 139 just a week after winning the English Boys’ Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy) at Radcliffe-on-Trent.

Lottie Woad remains in contention for a medal in the girls’ event being played at the same venue.

The 15-year-old from Farnham added a 71 to her opening 6 and is currently tied-sixth alongside Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo and Antonia Zacharovska from the Czech Republic on four-under par 140. The leader is Germany’s Paula Schulz-Hanssen who is a single shot ahead of France’s Lilas Pinthier after firing opening rounds of 69 and 67.

England’s other representative Patience Rhodes from Burnham & Berrow is in 42nd place on 155 after recording two rounds of 77.

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Photo credit: Luboš Klikar, European Golf Association