Sarah Kemp In Front at Australian Stroke Play (+ Round 3 Draw):
New South Wales’ Sarah Kemp produced the best round of the day, and for the tournament so far, to take one shot lead at the halfway mark of the Australian Stroke Play at Spring Valley Golf Club, Victoria.

2005 Australian Stroke Play Championship – Scores After Round 2

2005 Australian Stroke Play – Round 3 Draw

Kemp, the 2003 Australian Stroke Play champion, posted a two-under par 72 in wet conditions to finish the second day on a overall total of 149.  Kemp has a one shot advantage over first round leader Sarah Oh, while Victoria’s Emma Bennett and New South Wales’ Helen Oh share third position on 151, after rounds of 73 and 74 respectively.

Last year’s champion Misun Cho is ready to pounce with two rounds to play, currently sitting in outright fifth place, only three strokes from the lead.  Cho was one of just five golfers to achieve a second round score of par or better, on a day when persistent rain replaced blustery wind as the player’s enemy.

More favourable conditions are anticipated for the final two days for the championship, hopefully setting the scene for low scores and a close finish to the 2005 Australian Stroke Play at Spring Valley Golf Club.

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