Australian Womens Amateur Championships, Ladies 2nd Round of Qualifying

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko / Golf Australia

Lydia Ko the ladies World Amateur Number 1, and defending Champion here at the Audi sponsored Australian Amateur Championships,  shared Medalist honors with Aussie Grace Lennon. Both ladies tied on a score of -6 under par, with Aussie Minjee Lee and two Japanese players, Asuka Kashiwabara and Kotone Hori tied for third place at -4 under par.

Tatiana Wijaya finished at 3-under par to progress to the first round of knock out Match Play which will take place on Thursday at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne.

Australian Amateur

Australian Amateur Championships,

The 2013 Australian Amateur Championships,  presented by Audi are underway in fine and sunny conditions in Melbourne at the Commonwealth and Woodlands Golf Clubs. All players will play 36 holes Stroke Play qualifying across both courses on Tuesday and Wednesday before moving to Commonwealth for knock out Match Play from Thursday to Sunday.

On the Womens side, Australian  Minjee Lee leads after an opening round -5 under par 68  at the Woodlands Golf Club. Minjee is  a former runner-up at the Championships, and she leads qualifying by one stroke from New Zealander and World Number 1 amateur Lydia Ko and another Aussie,  Tatiana Wijaya who both shot -4 under par rounds of 69.

Victorian Grace Lennon and Kiwi Munchin Keh are tied fourth at 3-under par, with Western Australia’s Hannah Green, China’s Jing Yan and Japan’s Asuka Kashiwabara tied in sixth place after -2 under rounds of par 71.

The second round of qualifying is be contested on Wednesday.