Hepworth and Webber lead tight WSL Open

Hepworth and Webber lead tight WSL Open

June 21st, 2012

James Hepworth and James Webber share a one-shot lead over Steve Uzzell ahead of the final round of the WSL Open at Collingtree Park Golf Club in Northampton.

The joint leaders both began the day tied for third on six under par having shot opening rounds of 66, and concluded it nine under par for the tournament. Overnight leader Daniel Wardrop (Didsbury Golf Club) carded a three-over-par second round 75 and is now tied for 14th, four shots off the pace.

Hepworth (Ilkley Golf Club) and Webber (Regiment Way Golf Centre) both signed for 69 at the end of their second rounds on a wet day in Northampton. The start of play was delayed by one hour due to heavy overnight rain.

Webber started at the 10th tee and dropped a shot at the par-four 16th after opening with six pars. He responded immediately with a birdie three at 17 before turning home and adding three more birdies to his card; at the fourth, seventh and ninth.

Hepworth, who started his round at the first nine minutes before Webber got underway, enjoyed a bogey-free second round. He broke par with a birdie at four and completed the par-four 10th in three shots before making birdie four at the 14th.

The joint leaders will tee off at 12:12pm on Friday afternoon.

Uzzell (Hornsea Golf Club) also enjoyed a second round free of dropped shots to sign for a 68 on the par-72 course. After starting at the tenth birdies at the par-five 14th and par-three 15th set the Englishman on his way. He concluded a fine round with birdies at seven and nine.

Darren Wright (Rowlands Castle Golf Club) and Paul Doherty (Vale Hotel) are tied for fourth, two shots behind the leaders.

Wright carded four bogeys but an eagle at 14 coupled with two birdies saw him sign for a level-par 72. Doherty also had a mixed second 18, with double-bogey sixes at 11 and 16 cancelling out four of his five birdies.

Order of Merit leader Martin LeMesurier (South Winchester Golf Club) is one of eight players three shots off the top and with ten players just one further shot off the lead the WSL Open is set for a gripping conclusion on Friday.

The cut was made at the end of Thursday’s second round with golfers who have achieved one under par or better from their first 36 holes proceeding to the last round.

The first groups tee off at 8am and spectators can take advantage of free entry at Collingtree Park. Live scoring will be available on this website.

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