After round one at the World Junior Girls Golf Championship the Coach of Team Republic of Korea said his girls still had some things to improve on even though they had an early two shot lead.
He was right, and his trio of players responded – growing their lead to six strokes with 36 holes remaining in the championship.
“I am very satisfied with both the scores and details of today’s performance,” said Korean coach Sang-Won Ko. “Yesterday the scores were fine, but the details weren’t where we wanted them to be. Today everything went well.”
The round of the tournament so far came Wednesday from Korean team member Eun-soo Jang who posted at 5 under par, 67, at The Marshes Golf Club, a premier golf facility located in the west end of Ottawa, Ontario.
Not feeling 100% due to a lingering cold 17 year-old Jang was feeling much better today. “Yesterday, I was struggling. Today, I got back to my game and gave myself more chances to make birdies. My wedge play was the strongest part of my game today. My shots from 80-yards-in were really good. I stuck many of them to within a foot or two on many of the holes.”
Jang’s score pushed the Team Korea cumulative score to -9, six better than their nearest rivals, Team Denmark. Jang’s play was supported by day one individual co-leader Hye-jin Choi who added a 71 to her first round 70 but it did not count for the team score as Shun Hye Kim contributed a 70 today. Only the two lowest scores count for each team.
Jang and Choi now sit in 1st and 3rd individually.
Cecilie Bofill of Denmark, who was tied for fourth after round one, worked her way into second place today courtesy of a 68 that included five birdies.
The play of Bofill has helped her squad move into second place in the team competition.
The very young Canadians teams continue to struggle at The Marshes and sit in 12th (Canada Two) and 14th (Canada One), respectively.
Alisha Lau of Richmond, B.C. is currently the top Canadian player. The 16 year-old posted a 74 in round two and shares 24th place individually.
Head Coach of Team Canada One, Ann Carroll, was frank about the play of the team and possibly why they struggled. “I think they tried a little too hard today. I think some of them got off to a not-so-great start and after that, they started to force things instead of letting things come to them. I tried my best to get them in the right frame of mind and back to where they could control things.”
Carroll remains positive on the experience as a whole. “I think playing in an international event like this excels their learning and gives them confidence that even though they may not have played their best, they still know they can play against other girls from around the world.”
The third round of the World Junior Girls Championship will begin Thursday at 8 a.m. Additional information regarding the tournament, including tee times and full results, can be found at www.worldjuniorgirls.com.
|7||United States of America||+6||F||+6||144||150||294|
|12||Canada 2||+5||F *||+12||151||149||300|
|1||Eun-soo Jang Korea||-5||F||-5||72||67||139|
|2||Cecilie Bofill Denmark||-4||F||-4||72||68||140|
|3||Hye-jin Choi Korea||-1||F||-3||70||71||141|
|4||Pauline Roussin-Bouchard France||-5||F *||-2||75||67||142|
|T5||Elena Hualde Zuniga Spain||-3||F||-1||74||69||143|
|T5||Frida Kinhult Sweden||-1||F||-1||72||71||143|
|T7||Inci Mehmet England||E||F||E||72||72||144|
|T7||Filippa Moork Sweden||E||F||E||72||72||144|
|T9||Puk Lyng Thomsen Denmark||E||F||+1||73||72||145|
|T9||Elizabeth Wang United States of America||+3||F||+1||70||75||145|
|T11||Shin Hye Kim Korea||-2||F||+2||76||70||146|
|T11||Sandra Nordaas Norway||+2||F *||+2||72||74||146|
|T13||Anais Meyssonnier France||+3||F *||+3||72||75||147|
|T13||Paz Marfa Sans Spain||+3||F||+3||72||75||147|
|T13||Anna Backman Finland||+3||F *||+3||72||75||147|
|T16||Hannah Green Australia||+4||F||+4||72||76||148|
|T16||Line Toft Hansen Denmark||+3||F||+4||73||75||148|
|T16||Karis Davisdon Australia||E||F||+4||76||72||148|
|T16||Elin Esborn Sweden||+3||F||+4||73||75||148|
|T20||Isabella Fierro Mexico||+3||F||+5||74||75||149|
|T20||Ana Paula Valdes Mexico||+5||F||+5||72||77||149|
|T20||Rebecca Kay Australia||+3||F||+5||74||75||149|
|T20||Alyaa Abdulghany United States of America||+3||F||+5||74||75||149|
|T24||Maria Fassi Mexico||+4||F||+6||74||76||150|
|T24||Carolina Caminoli Italy||+7||F *||+6||71||79||150|
|T24||Renate Grimstad Norway||+5||F *||+6||73||77||150|
|T24||Alisha Lau Canada||+2||F *||+6||76||74||150|
|28||Angelica Moresco Italy||+1||F *||+7||78||73||151|
|T29||Maria Herraez Galvez Spain||+3||F||+8||77||75||152|
|T29||Courtney Dow United States of America||+3||F||+8||77||75||152|
|31||Elisabeth Codet France||+7||F *||+9||74||79||153|
|T32||Hollie Muse England||+4||F||+10||78||76||154|
|T32||Kathrine Chan Canada||+3||F *||+10||79||75||154|
|T32||Euna Han Canada||+7||F *||+10||75||79||154|
|T32||Tiffany Kong Canada||+7||F||+10||75||79||154|
|T36||Jin Man China||+3||F *||+11||80||75||155|
|T36||Sophie Lamb England||+5||F||+11||78||77||155|
|38||Carlotta Ricolfi Italy||+9||F *||+12||75||81||156|
|39||Hannah Lee Canada||+8||F||+13||77||80||157|
|40||Karoline Lund Norway||+6||F *||+14||80||78||158|
|T41||Wang Ziyi China||+11||F *||+15||76||83||159|
|T41||Grace St-Germain Canada||+9||F||+15||78||81||159|
|43||Katri Bakker Finland||+5||F *||+17||84||77||161|
|44||Daniella Barrett Finland||+18||F *||+24||78||90||168|