#AusAm: Maroons make movements

Posted by on January 18, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Cassie Porter is one of the two Queenslanders to the women quarterfinals



If the women's round of 16 was the state of origin, the series would be over

Cassie Porter and Isabelle Taylor secured their place in the quarterfinals of the Australian Amateur Championships 2019 after defeating Hannah Park in New South Wales and Kelsey Bennett respectively.

Porter, from Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, started the day with a series of birds in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place to take the early lead.

With a lead of 3 on the turn, Porter lowered a 15-meter link on the 16th to achieve a victory of 4 and 2

"I played very well today and finished the job", said the Sunshine Coaster.

"I started hitting the left in the trees, and I was as calm as Cassie – we can do this."

After missing the cut in her first # AusAm attempt last year in Perth, the 16-year-old was "stoked" to continue to the weekend.

"I was pretty nervous without starting a caddy and without someone to quickly give me the pin codes," said Porter.

"It was all right, I had a bit of a song for myself, went over my nerves and managed to live well, but I'm looking forward to having Piper Stubbs back on the bag tomorrow."

No. 8 seed Porter is joined by Taylor, who will visit Oregon in the middle of August after she overthrew Mollymook & # 39; s Kelsey Bennett 4 & 3

The other all-Australian affair needed two extra holes, with Steph Bunque striking a sensational 6-iron to a meter that installed an eagle on the 20th hole and sealed the victory over Doey Choi from New South Wales.

In more bad news for the Blues, Grace Kim went down to Korean sensation Min A Yoon 2 & 1 after leading most of the day.

The first game was lost and the Yuri Yoshida from Japan and Tsubasa Kajitani needed 20 holes to find a winner.

Yoshida's second shot in the 9th green fell short, Kajitani quietly two-places her way to the next round.

Participating in Kajitani in the last eight is rural lady Riri Sadoyama, after her impressive 5 & 4 victory at the Hye Park in Queensland.

Carmen Lim stood for a well-known enemy in the round of 16 and eventually became the best of the other Kiwi Darae Chung 4 & 3.

Lim, one of the three current Lydia Ko Scholarship winners, proved to be too strong for the 26th seed and will face the Bunque of Australia tomorrow.

At the tail of the field, the Korean eleventh seed Yaeeun Hong threw the Japanese Miyu Goto over, the No. 6 seed lost 3 and 2.

The matches start tomorrow at 8.10 am.

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