SA girls strive to improve on 4th position as they head to final round

Buenos Aires, Argentina (22 October) – Korea, in search of its first title since 1996, extended its lead to 13 strokes over the USA and 16 over Germany in the third round of the 2010 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. South Africa is in fourth place one stroke back.

For the Koreans, Hyun-Soo Kim, the low amateur at the 2010 Australian Women’s Open, shot 6-under-par 66 while Ji-Hee Kim and Jung-Eun Han both shot 4-under 68 at Buenos Aires Golf Club. Their 10-under-par 134 third-round score is four strokes better than the previous mark of 138 by the USA in 1998.

In the second and third rounds, both at Buenos Aires Golf Club, the Koreans were a scorching 26 under par. Their record-setting stretch of play led to a championship-best 54-hole total of 25-under-par 407, bettering the USA’s 416 in 1998. Their lead of 13 strokes is the championship’s second-largest through 54 holes.

Ji-Hee Kim, the 2009 Korean Women’s Amateur champion, posted a hole-in-one on the par-3 14th hole with a 4-iron.

The teams on the top half of the scoreboard played at Buenos Aires Golf Club in the third round and will play at Olivos Golf Club in the final round.

In the windier conditions of the third round, only 17 sub-par rounds were posted compared to 44 in the second round.

Germany maintained its spot in third place at 423 followed by South Africa at 424. Argentina, Spain and France were tied for fifth place at 425. Defending champion Sweden were in eighth place at 426 and were followed by Mexico and the Philippines who tied for ninth at 430.


Hi to All back Home,

What a day we had, as you can see from all the scores accept the Koreans things were tough out there today, our first nine went great and our favourite nine bit back at us somewhat today.

Connie got onto a great roll and was 4 under playing nine and a drop on 9 saw her 3 under through nine and SA on 10 under for the event. After the 12th hole with Kelli firing and Connie with another birdie we were on 12 under.

Unfortunately a few errors on the last 5 holes cost us a few shots. The wind picked up on the last few holes making conditions tough on the clubbing. Kimbo was steady the hole way after an unlucky start with a plugged bunker shot on the first. She played really well and unfortunately a great shot on 17 that she thought she hit really well came up short in the water and left her with a double drop.

We are in 4th spot on our own on 8 under with Germany on 9 under and USA on 12 under, the Koreans are just amazing 25 under par what more can I say, their individual scores are 11 under, 11under & 7 under.

Well tomorrow is a big day for us we are going out to attack and to finish second. Hope you are all holding thumbs for us. Chat to you after play tomorrow.

Cioa for now,

Kim, Kelli, Connie, Val and Sandra

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