by David Tease | Golf NSW
Nuria Iturrios from Spain has a lead of four shots after the second round of the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic after a beautifully designed five substandard 67 in difficult conditions at Bonville Golf Resort.
The 23-year-old from Majorca played early on solid golf, with only a lone bird on the map on her front nine, before sizzling around the back in a remarkable blemish-free four under 33.
She hit the eighth mark with a bird on her last hole of the day, the 18th, just as the afternoon half of the field started their rounds.
As a testament to the quality of her game, Iturrios was the only player to break 70 in the morning and the only player in the tournament who remained bogey-free through 36 holes.
"I made a lot of good photos," Iturrios said after the round. "After 36 holes without bogeys, I feel very good."
Three shots behind the Spaniard is the leader of the day, Sydney amateur Doey Choi who tatted a two-par par 74.
Fighting nerves and strengthening the afternoon winds, Choi got a rocky start with bogeys on her second and third holes before they set the ship upright with a bracket of birdies on the fourth, 10th and 14th holes.
A bogey at 16, followed by a disastrous four-putt double bogey on the 17th brought her back to the chasing group.
A solid up and down on the last of the back bunker to save par meant that Choi would enter the third round next to Iturrios in the last group of the day.
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The Hannah Green of Western Australia was shot back in third place after an even par 72, while the Swedish Linnea Strom looked like a member of Green to become an unfortunate bogeyman on her last hole of the day.
Seventy players made the cut, which fell to seven on par.
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