Wednesday’s second rounds produced some separation, as 14 of the 16 divisions feature solo leaders; Boys 13 and Boys 15-18 are the only divisions with co-leaders. The United Kingdom has five players atop leaderboards, while South Africa has four leaders and Denmark has two.
In all, 10 countries can claim a frontrunner through two days of competition: Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.
And a belated congratulations goes out to Max Shirvell (United Kingdom) from Boys 9, who made a hole-in-one on Gullane No. 3’s 13th hole during the first round!
Final-round Tee Times
Boys 7 & Under (Longniddry)
Reinhardt Uys (South Africa) posted a bogey-free 2-under-par 34 Wednesday and took a one-stroke lead heading into Thursday’s final round. His 1-under-par total through two days is one stroke better than Americans Jay Leng Jr. (37-35–72) and Sihan Sandhu (37-35–72).
Boys 8 (Longniddry)
The three American co-leaders after round one remained atop the leaderboard, but it was Allan Kournikova (Palm Beach, Fla.) who separated himself from the pack. Three birdies and an eagle helped him shoot a 4-under-par 32, which puts him at 5-under-par through two rounds. Rafe Cochran (New York City) and Jaivir Pande (Houston) both shot 37 Wednesday and are tied for second, five shots off the pace.
Boys 9 (Gullane No. 3)
Casey Jarvis (South Africa) recorded the division’s first under-par round Wednesday, and his 2-under-par 70 has given him a 3-over-par total. Jarvis leads by two strokes over Max Faulkner (United Kingdom) and Ian Fritz (United States).
Boys 10 (Craigielaw)
Through two rounds, Conor Gough (United Kingdom) has carded 11 birdies, six of which came in his second-round 67. Gough leads at 3-under-par and is five strokes ahead of Max Hopkins (United Kingdom), while three players are tied for third at 6-over-par.
Boys 11 (Craigielaw)
Rasmus Bofill (Denmark) recorded Wednesday’s only under-par round, a 2-under-par 70, and has a one-stroke lead with 18 holes to play. He is 2-under-par for the tournament and leads Quentin Debove (France) by one, while Enrique Dimayuga (United Kingdom) and Joseph Pagdin (United States) are tied for third at 1-over-par.
Boys 12 (Gullane No. 2)
The United Kingdom’s Aadam Syed and Barclay Brown shared the first-round lead, and the playing competitors combined for eight birdies and just one bogey during Wednesday’s second round. Syed nudged ahead with a bogey-free 68, giving him a 5-under-par total and a two-shot cushion over Brown. Sean Dowling (Ireland) is third at 1-over-par.
Boys 13 (Gullane No. 2)
Adrien Montarant (France) and Frederik Sejr (Denmark) share the 36-hole lead at 1-under-par, while Anguerrand Voisin (France) is only one stroke behind at even-par. All three players posted under-par rounds Wednesday, with Sejr’s 4-under-par 68 being the best of the day.
Boys 14 (Luffness New)
A trio of golfers lurk just one stroke behind leader Gustaf Browall (Sweden), who is 3-under-par after a second-round 73. Fannar Ingi Steingrimsson (Iceland) moved 13 spots up the leaderboard after carding a bogey-free 67, while Brodie Good (United Kingdom) and Jack Hearn (Ireland) are also tied for second at 2-under-par.
Boys 15-18 (Luffness New)
Jim De Heij (Netherlands) and Christian Jacobsen (Denmark) matched 18-hole scores for the second day in a row and share the second-round lead at 3-over-par. Daniel Palmquist (Sweden) is in third at 4-over-par.
Girls 8 & Under (Longniddry)
Kiera Floyd (South Africa) tallied two birdies and an eagle in her second-round 33, giving her an even-par total through two rounds and a four-shot cushion. Bailey Shoemaker (United States) is second at 36-40–76, while the United Kingdom’s Rachel Gourley (38-40–78) and Chloe Brown (37-41–78) are tied for third.
Girls 9 (Longniddry)
Yoko Tai (Singapore) stayed atop the leaderboard and leads at 1-over-par (34-39–73). She has a five-shot lead over Pia Babnik (Slovenia) and Ashley Stevenson (France).
Girls 10 (Gullane No. 3)
Ffion Tynan (United Kingdom) maintained her first-round lead after carding a second-round 73. She is 10-over-par for the tournament and is three strokes ahead of Elisabeth Krenovska (Czech Republic), while Vasundhara Thiara (India) is third at 15-over-par.
Girls 11 (Gullane No. 3)
Through two rounds, Rina Tatematsu (Thailand) is the only player to have posted a round under-par, and she has done so twice. Rounds of 71 and 70 have put her at 3-under-par, which is 10 strokes ahead of Euphemie Rhodes (Spain). Fay Hendry (United Kingdom) is third at 12-over-par.
Girls 12 (Gullane No. 3)
Kaiyuree Moodley (South Africa) carded four birdies Wednesday and moved into the lead after a second-round 74. She is 5-over-par for the tournament and has a two-stroke lead over Tina Mazarino (Norway), while Georgia Oboh (Nigeria) is third at 13-over-par.
Girls 13-14 (Gullane No. 3)
Emily Price (United Kingdom) carded her second-straight round under-par and is 3-under-par through 36 holes. She has a five-stroke lead over Sitizulaikhaa Shaari (Malaysia) and Emma Spitz (Austria).
Girls 15-18 (Luffness New)
Aimee Wilson (United Kingdom) tallied three birdies and an eagle in her second-round 71, which has moved her into the lead at 2-over-par. She is two strokes ahead of Yin May Myo (Myanmar), while Victoria Chandra (Indonesia) is third at 8-over-par.
// Chris Richards, USKG Senior Manager of Communications