With day one in the books, another cold Perth day welcomed the players for day two. The addition of rain added another challenge to the already tricky course.
Despite the rain the course presented well, the sting in the greens from Monday had been removed by the morning showers.
Although the greens seemed more receptive the course still showed its teeth.
Celine Chen had the round of the day shooting the lights out on her front nine. Chen made the turn at three under and had fought her way back into contention. An even par back nine proved not enough as she missed out by one.
Day one’s leader Amanda Gan dropped shots early and opened the door for others. Gan fought back on her back nine as she tried to hold on.
Valerie Khuu played a very sturdy round in her attempt to challenge Gan. An eagle on the front nine had her turn at one under. Two bogeys on the back nine including one on the penultimate hole meant Gan and Khuu would fight it out in a playoff.
Gan flinched first missing the fairway on one and forcing nothing more than a punch into the fairway. Khuu was in the driver’s seat as her second settled 40 meters short on the par five first.
Gan missed the green right with her third shot leaving a straightforward pitch across the green. Khuu’s third came to rest on the bottom tier of the green.
With similar length par putts, it was a matter of who could hold their nerve. Khuu holed a tricky downhill putt and secured the Girls Title for 2022.
With pars valued at a premium the field tried to dodge bogeys or worse as they navigated the course. Braedon Law, Ken Gao and Liam Sullivan all posted 76 as the boy’s field struggled to score in wet conditions.
After a scratchy front nine Braedon law turned it on for the start of the second 9. Law got to 1 over for the day before dropping shots on 17 and 18. Two very solid rounds from Braedon as he finished in second.
The two days belonged to Joseph Buttress as he out lasted the rest of the field. Buttress had some issues early and made the turn at 3 over par.
Buttress did his work on the back, making up lost ground. Two birdies and a bogey had him card a two over 74 for the day.
This crowned Buttress as the 2022 Cobra Puma Champion. An impressive win from a player who is having an impressive year. Continuing to go from strength to strength
The 2022 Cobra Puma championship was a fantastic two days. An awesome turnout despite the weather meant for a great spectacle. Congratulations to both Valerie Khuu and Joseph Buttress on their impressive performance over the two days.