Johann is eighth position in India

WGSA President Cynthia Rayner reports on the first two rounds:

“Michaela Fletcher, teeing off the 10th today in round two, started solidly with four pars, but her putting let her down on the 14th, 15th & 16th. She is, however, happy with her game and returned a 78 today, which together with yesterday’s 78, puts her in 5th position. She is confident that she can improve tomorrow and her goal is to finish in the top two of the girls.

“Kim Daniels’ putting improved today which was reflected in her score of 79 compared to yesterday’s 83. She is feeling confident with her ball striking and hoping to improve further tomorrow.

“Johann, the most experienced internationally of the SA players, was determined this morning to improve on his position after posting a 79 in the first round. Teeing off on the 10th today, he birdied the first hole, only to give it back on the 11th. However, seven straight pars had him turning level. After a few lapses on the second nine, he managed to birdie the last two holes, and finished in sixth position (36, 39 – 75) eight shots off the leader.

“This is Hayden Garcia’s first trip abroad and he is really enjoying his first international tournament. Although disappointed in his results so far (85, 81), he feels his iron shots were much better today and is aiming to finish in the top 10 of the B division.

“Unfortunately the South Africans are not looking good in the team event, and are especially disappointed in their performance against the other internationals because of the fact that last year’s SA team took the top honours. However, team spirit is great, and they will all certainly give of their best tomorrow!”

The final round of the event takes place today, Friday 25 November and the players return to SA over the weekend.

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