The second round of the 2012 BJGA International Classic was played in near perfect conditions yesterday [Aug 8] at the Mid-Ocean Club.
Julien Papadopoulo continued his good form tee to green, finishing with a 4-over 75, despite having five 3-putts in his round. In contrast to his sluggish finish in round one, Papadoloulo Eagled the par-five 15th on his way to covering the final four holes in 2-under. Scott Gilbertson’s second round followed a similar plot to his first – he followed an even-par front nine with a disappointing back nine to finish with a 78.
Papadopoulo leads Gilbertson by 4 shots heading into the Final Round and the two of them have put some distance between themselves and the field, with Aaron Railton is a further 8 shots behind after an 86. Cory DeSilva picked up one shot on his nearest competitor with a round of 85 to Justin Dixon-Watt’s 86.
In the 13-15 Age Group Division, Walker Campbell was the low man, closing the gap on first round leader Evan Watkins with an 83. Watkins remains in the lead by one shot heading into the final day after his round of 86. James Robertson and Jordan Saunders are in a tight battle for third place, with Robertson only two shots ahead after his round of 98 and Saunders’ 91.
Both Robertson and Saunders typically play from the red tees and stepping up to the white tees on three of Bermuda’s premier courses is proving a tough task. Khari Place was the fifth player in this Division, however, he has been forced to withdraw for medical reasons.
Elizabeth Parsons steadied her round on the final eight holes, covering that stretch in +5, after a tough opening 10 holes. She finished the round with an 89.
The 12 and Under Division all struggled in the heat and none more so than young Kenny Leseur. Leseur learnt the hard way that he must avoid the Mid-Ocean Club’s more treacherous bunkers, coming home in a round of 133, but was all smiles after the round and headed to the driving range to gear up for today.
Brady Cordeiro was the low man of the day in this Division by 10 shots, shooting an 82 despite two Triple Bogeys. Cordeiro heads to his home course tomorrow with an 11 shot lead over Benjamin Barnett who came home in 92 today. Mikus Ming is in distant third after a second round of 96, followed by Dakota Lamb who is one shot further back after a round of 99.
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