Scot Sally Watson fired her second of four-under-par round to sit atop of the leaderboard half way through the second round of the Oates Victorian Open.
Watson, who is still getting over jetlag, was up at 3.30am and ready for her 7.00am tee time on the Beach Course. She started on the 10th and got off to a perfect start, birdie, birdie. Another birdie on the par 3 17th saw her go out in three-under par 34.
Her back nine, which was the front nine on the Beach course, was up and down, she went birdie, bogey, birdie, bogey, birdie from the 2nd before finishing with two pars.
The LET player said after her round that things could still get better, which is ominous for the rest of the field.
“I was pretty happy with how I played overall, I definitely could have done a few things better, so I will work on them this afternoon.” said Watson.
One thing she wants to improve is her aggression on the course.
“The game is in good shape, so I don’t necessarily think I have to change any of that, its just continuing to push myself to attack when the opportunities present itself. My tendency not just today but everyday is to play a little too conservatively.“
Watson was in contention last year in one of her LET events, she eventually finished third but said she learnt a great deal from that experience which is believes will put her in good stead this week-end.
Thailand’s Pennapa Pulsawath fired a five-under-par 68 on the Creek course to be at four-under-par for the tournament and right in the mix. New Zealand’s Liv Cheng also moved into the red at two-under. She has posted rounds of 75 and 68.