Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Golf Copy update
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Heather MacRae, the 2001 Scottish girls' match-play champion from Dunblane, retained her overnight lead in the second round of the 72-hole United States NJCAA women's golf championship at the LPGA International Course, Daytona Beach in Florida yesterday (TUESDAY, USA TIME).
In scoring terms, Heather slumped from an opening 71 to a 79 in temperatures again hovering around the 80 degrees mark but her 150 halfway total was still good enough to carry a one-stroke lead into the third round.
Miss MacRae's team-mate at McLennan College at Waco, Texas, Laura Walker, her successor as BP Scottish girls champion at Powfoot last summer, moved up to sixth place with a 78 for 157.
Scots golfing students have a tremendous record in this annual tournament. Aberdonian Claire Hunter won the inaugural event in 1998; Linzi Morton (Tulliallan) followed her on to the winner's rostrum in 1999 and the Scots domination continued in 2000 and 2001 with victories by Pamela Mackay (Royal Dornoch) and Angela Finlay (Ratho Park).
Leading scores
150 Heather MacRae 71 79.
151 Natalie Kinsey 74 77.
154 Ulrika Ljungman 79 75, Brenda McLarnon 73 81.
155 Jessia Trein 74 81.
157 Laura Walker 79 78.
159 Melanie Wilson 77 82.
160 Christa Gunn 77 83.
161 Keelie Cates 80 81.
162 Lindsey Hinshaw 82 80, Berni Rosero 79 83.