Kay merry for the weekend on #WAAP

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A birdie in the last hole might have kept Becky Kay's big dreams alive.

The Queenslander fell to a bottom for the week after horrific conditions during round two of the Women & # 39; s Amateur Asia-Pacific today, but a lone birdie on the 18th hole blew life back into the 20-year-old.

Mother Nature caused havoc while playing Friday at The Royal Golf Club, Japan, with extreme weather conditions taking its toll on the field of 79 women.

But the Australian team with six women remains cheerful and all players survive the cut to make the weekend.

Leading the night after a record round of 64 yesterday, Kay quickly forgave the top spot with five bogies in her first nine, followed by a double bogey at 16.

Despite leaving a few shots left begging, the Coolangatta Tweed Heads member dropped only one spot on the leaderboard, two shots behind 2019 Australian Women & # 39; s Amateur champion Yae Eun (Amy) Hong.

But the always radiant Gold Coaster is ready for a strong weekend game.

"Because I was 7 and still in the mix, I am not disappointed. I did my best," Kay said.

"I never gave up and tried to stay warm, which wasn't very possible, but I did my best.

"It was a bit of a struggle. I played in many cold places and today there was something else. I have never been so cold in my life and the wind was incredibly powerful."

Defending champion Atthaya Thitikul completes the leading group that divides second place into one under.

NSW pair Grace Kim and Steph Kyriacou are the next best of the Australian contingent in a share of the 20th.

Two shots back is Doey Choi, followed by Juliennee Soo another two behind in a share of 42nd halfway.

West Australian Maddison Hinson-Tolchard secured the last place in the weekend in a draw of 47.

Catch the Women & # 39; s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship live at Fox Sports Australia from 12-16 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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