Sharmila lone Indian to make cut in Australian Ladies Classic
Bonville (Australia), Feb 23 (PTI) Sharmila Nicollet was the lone Indian to make the cut despite a 4-over 76 in the second round of the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville here today.
Sharmila had a superb eagle on Par-5 seventh, but she also dropped a double on par-3 third besides four other bogeys. The Hero-supported Indian golfer is now tied-32nd and will look forward to a strong finish in the third and final round.
The other three Indians in the field, Gaurika Bishnoi (79-74), Amandeep Drall (73-81) and Vani Kapoor (79-82) failed to make the 36-hole cut.
England's Holly Clyburn played what she called was a 'game of two halves' after she recorded a second round of 69 to keep her two-stroke lead. The 27-year-old carded six birdies and three bogeys on a day of mixed weather conditions at Bonville Golf Resort. She is now eight-under-par and two clear of Celine Boutier (70-68).
Holly was three-under and flawless for the front nine, but was even par with three birdies and three bogeys on the back nine. The bogeys came in a space of four holes between 11th and 14th and she finished the day with birdies on 17th and 18th.
Boutier of France and Olivia Cowan from Germany, who both shot 68s, were her nearest challengers, Boutier having posted the clubhouse target of six-under before Clyburn teed off.
Iceland's Valdis Thora Jonsdottir backed up her opening round with a solid 70 and lies three shots off the lead. Australian Hannah Green is the leading Australian in a share of fifth place on four-under with Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark and both players shot second rounds of 70