Gorlei with work to do in Scotland

Ekurhuleni juniors Tristen Strydom and Paul Boshoff are within striking distance of the lead after the first round of the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy in Scotland, but top junior Cara Gorlei will have to dig deep on Wednesday.

The reigning Nomads SA Girls champion Cara Gorlei carded an opening 81 that left her tied for 41st in the 54 strong field.

The Western Province junior had two double bogeys on the front nine and three further drops against a lone birdie saw her turn in six over.

Gorlei dropped a further five shots from the 11th hole, but stemmed the bleeding with a birdie at the par-four 15th and finished with three pars to come home in 39 strokes.

Strydom, meanwhile fired a one-under-par 70 off the Blue Tees to finish one shot off pacesetter, Gisli Sveinbergsson from Iceland.

The reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion shares second place in the exclusive 54-hole stroke play championship with Italy’s Carlotta Ricolfi, Ewen Fergunson from Scotland and Ren Okazaki from Japan.

Boshoff toured the 6,279 yard (5,741 meter) layout in 71 strokes.

His even-par effort handed the reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play champion a share of sixth with Roos Haarman from the Netherlands, Austria’s Leonie Bettel and Eduardo Carrete from Mexico.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association and Womens Golf South Africa.

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