Kay, Davidson lead maroon charge

Becky Kay
Becky Kay drives at Devonport today.

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Queensland flexed its impressive muscle today as its girls marched to the top of the Australian Junior Championship leaderboard in Tasmania.

Golf Australia national squad member Becky Kay leads at -12 after a second consecutive round of six-under-par 68 at Devonport Golf Club.

But it wasn’t enough to break her own teammates, let alone the field, with four of the top seven spots held down by Queenslanders with 36 holes to play tomorrow.

The day’s best round belonged to Kay’s fellow Gold Coaster Karis Davidson, who fired a personal best score to par, a seven-under 67.

Davidson leapfrogged four places to sit one shot behind Kay and New Zealand’s Momoka Kobori at 11 under.

Toowomba’s Darcy Habgood impressed again with a 70 to sit at nine under, while Surfers Paradise youngster Lisa Edgar fired a superb 69 to jump to outright seventh at seven under.

Also firmly in the mix at nine under are Wollongong’s Stef Hall (71) and Mandurah’s Kathryn Norris (70) after another day of low scoring.

“There were some good scores again today, so it’s nice to shoot one (myself),” said Davidson, who was recently confirmed alongside Hannah Green as a Karrie Webb Series scholarship winner.

Davidson said she “didn’t do anything special” despite canning eight birdies against just one bogey.

“I was a bit unlucky with a few putts yesterday, but today they all seemed to go in, which was nice.”

Davidson, 17, based at Sanctuary Cove,  said the feeling among the Queensland team was strong.

“Tony (coach Tony Meyer) was really happy with the scores and the way we played,” she said.

“I’m not sure if there’s a reason, just that we all practise hard and push each other along – we’re a good team.”

The field was cut to 60 with another Queenslander, Eloise Taylor, the final girl to advance at +12.

The tournament wraps up tomorrow with 36 holes, again at Devonport.

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Australian Girls' Amateur
Australian Boys' Amateur

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