Sydney-duo has handy Aussies at Glenelg

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Steph Kyriacou on day one in the Queen Sirit Cup of 2019.

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There is nothing like trust when an athlete walks to a well-known arena.

And so it was with Steph Kyriacou and Doey Choi today, while they prominently positioned Australia in the Queen Sirikit Cup in Adelaide.

The Sydney duo was part of the dominant New South Wales state team that won the Interstate Series last year at Glenelg and today called for good memories to bring Australia into a second day's share.

Reigning champion Korea, albeit with a totally new team, is five shots free of the Aussies, who are second with New Zealand and pre-tournament chic Japan on two in total.

The best two of the three individual scores recorded by each country count, which means that Kyriacou's even-par 73 and Choi & # 39; s 75 gave the hosts the luxury to let team-mate Julienne Soo's 79 fall.

And on a day with lots of wind and occasional rain, it was a pleasant ending for the Aussies, the only team in the past 12 editions of the Asia-Pacific team championship, unlike Korea, for the Queen Sirikit Cup ( 2013).

"It's really a big advantage for Steph and I, who won here last year," Choi said about her affinity with the layout of South Australia.

"But it's a different event and it's more difficult in this weather, but it's still an advantage."

Kyriacou, winner of the Australian Master of the Amateurs of this year, was the star of the show with an eagle on par-five sixth highlight of the round of the upcoming St Michaels member.

"I've made a great eagle there – I've hit a beautiful hybrid in a box of about 25 feet in length to let the momentum go," Kyriacou beamed.

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"But we are in a reasonable place … and it feels good, but it is an early day."

Soo was the same time after a quality bird on the 10th, but shot that chance back on the 11th and then endured five consecutive bogeys from the 14th to the end.

"I'm just happy to have a few good partners today and I hope I'll be in a position to pay that back tomorrow," said the Victorian.

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