Tuesday 31


Stephenson eagles the last to stay ahead

21st February 2020, 18:57 by Jack Ogalbe

Lauren Stephenson eagled the last at the Australian Ladies Classic to maintain her lead at the halfway stage.

After beginning the week with a 66, the American continued to shine in Bonville, posting five birdies on her way out on Friday before a double bogey at the 13th stymied her progress.

Stephenson showed grit to bounce back with birdies at 14, 15 and 17 before she concluded her round in perfect fashion with an eagle at the 18th.

Her tally of 14-under places her a shot clear of teenager Ayean Cho, while local amateur Stephanie Kyriacou is a further stroke back.

The 22-year-old leader says staying in her bubble has been the key to her success and believes her fast finish on Friday could prove crucial over the weekend.

"I haven't looked at any leader boards or anything. I'm just figuring out my game," she said, via the Ladies European Tour. "The birdie on the 17th was important and the par putt on 16.

"The 16th is honestly a really tough hole because even though it's short, the green is really tricky. Where that pin was today was tough and I'm sure there were plenty of three-putts there today. I made a really nice putt for par, which was huge."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

More Golf


Dougherty hopes to see majors in 2020

29th March 2020, 17:37

Former European Tour winner Nick Dougherty says the golf authorities must come together to find a way of playing all four majors.


R&A still planning to hold Open in July

28th March 2020, 15:05

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (the R&A) say they still intend to hold this year's Open Championship in July.


Love and family fine after house destroyed in fire

28th March 2020, 14:40

Davis Love III and his family were unhurt after it was revealed his house burnt down in a fire on Friday.


Fleetwood hoping to take part in major events

27th March 2020, 08:43

Tommy Fleetwood says it is crucial for golf that all four major championships take place this year.


McDowell wants major priority

26th March 2020, 13:24

Graeme McDowell believes the four major championships must take priority over the Ryder Cup once the golf season resumes.


Fleetwood feels Ryder Cup this year would 'feel weird'

25th March 2020, 15:49

Tommy Fleetwood has added to calls for the 2020 Ryder Cup to be postponed to give all golfers a fair chance of qualifying for it.

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Newmarket 'sensible' choice for racing return

31st March 2020, 16:41

Trainer Paul Tate says Newmarket could be the smart choice when it comes to selecting a venue for the return of horse racing.

Horse Racing

Henderson hopeful of Altior return to form

31st March 2020, 16:09

Trainer Nicky Henderson believes there are plenty more good days ahead for Altior despite a disappointing 2019-20 season.

Horse Racing

Mums Tipple set for Ascot trip

30th March 2020, 16:45

Trainer Richard Hannon has suggested Mums Tipple will be heading to Royal Ascot in June for a shot at the Commonwealth Cup.

Horse Racing

Randwick Championship Days reduce prize money

30th March 2020, 12:04

The scheduled Championship Days at Royal Randwick in Sydney next month will take place as it stands without spectators and for less prize money.


Burnley duo Brady and Hendrick on Bruce’s Newcastle hit-list

29th March 2020, 18:47

Newcastle United are reportedly plotting to swoop for Burnley midfielders Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick on free transfers this summer.


Dougherty hopes to see majors in 2020

29th March 2020, 17:37

Former European Tour winner Nick Dougherty says the golf authorities must come together to find a way of playing all four majors.

Horse Racing

May 1 return pencilled in

29th March 2020, 17:27

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed they hope to return to action on May 1 after putting together a plan of action.

Inter Milan

On-loan Nainggolan may need to take pay cut to secure Cagliari switch

29th March 2020, 17:15

Radja Nainggolan reportedly must face a wage decrease if he is to join Cagliari on a permanent basis from inter Milan.