Kamloops, B.C. (VIGolf.ca) – Kathy Lim shot a 2-under par 71 for the second day in a row to land her tied for first with Alix Kong at the British Columbia Golf Junior Girls’ Championship at The Dunes at Kamloops. Lim, 16, played exceptionally well on the back nine on Wednesday with four birdies and, for the second day in a row, a round-finishing eagle on the par-5 18th hole. The Langley resident moved up the board from fifth after the first round of competition.
Kong remains tied for first at the midway point of the Championship after shooting even par on day two. One-under at the turn, Kong struggled on number ten, double bogeying the 391-yard par 4, but quickly recovered her composure to birdie the next hole evening her score.
Naomi Ko slipped from the co-lead to sit alone at third after the first round with a 1-over par 74 and Surrey’s Hannah Lee slipped to T4 with a +2 though still 2-under par for the Championship.
Alisha Lau, of Richmond, who finished 13th in last year’s championship, has fought her way into the top five shooting today’s best score, a 3-under par 70 to sit tied at fourth with Lee.
Zone Team Competition
Zone 3 won the team competition portion of the Junior Girls’ Championship. Michelle Kim and Kathy Lim’s combined two-day scores saw them finish with even par at 292. Kim and Lim combined for two eagles and eight birdies to push them to the top of the leaderboard.
Shirin Anjarwalla and Abigail Rigsby, the Zone 6 Team, bested their round one score by three on Wednesday, shooting par. They made a strong push for the title but would ultimately finish three strokes back of the leaders but 15 strokes ahead of the third place Zone 4 Team.
In the best-ball competition players make up their own two-person teams from the field that were identified before competition began; it is conducted over 72 holes.
Current individual leaders, Lim and Kong, also sit in first as a team. The pair are combined for 15-under par for the championship after two days of competition, but are followed three strokes behind by Alisha Lau and Hannah Lee who have only one bogey bruising their scorecard.
Rounding out the top three are Ko and Julia Dereniwsky just a stroke back of second place with an 11-under par 135 as of day two.