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Abu Dhabi Junior Championship

LEWIS AND PETERS TAKE FOUR SHOT LEADS INTO FINAL DAY OF
ABU DHABI JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

ABU DHABI, November 28, 2009: Round two of the 2009 Abu Dhabi Junior Golf championship (ADJGC), presented by The Daily Telegraph, lived up to its billing as the world’s best junior tournament with Tom Lewis and Alexandra Peters taking four shot leads into the final day of the boys and girls competitions.

After an incredible round of eight under on day one of the boys championship, Tom Lewis found himself under increasing pressure from his main competitor, Chris Lloyd, on day two. Lloyd started the day with three birdies, and recorded another three successive birdies on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes to finish seven under. This places him just four shots behind Lewis, who maintained his record of not dropping a hole to end the round on eleven under. Ross Mitchell sits in third place on level par.

“I didn’t feel that I played well today, but I still shot three under and would certainly have taken this position going into the final day before we started,” said Lewis. “Chris played really well to keep the pressure on, and I think this will be good as it will help me to stay really focussed for the final round.”

Making history by becoming the first UAE golfer to participate in the tournament, Dubai-based Joe Neale struggled to make an impact and ended the day on fifteen over.

In the battle for the girls championship, 16 year-old Alexandra Peters opened a clear lead on day two. Starting the day on one under, she opened up a four shot lead over the chasing pack to end on two under. Strong driving was the key for Peters, who earlier this year represented England in the European Girls Team Championships, as she ended the day ahead of her closest rivals Sophie Godley and Holly Clyburn both on two over.

“I was really happy with my play overall, although disappointed to take three putts on the final green. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and just going out and seeing what I can do,” said Peters. Commenting on the venue for the ADJGC, she added: “the course is absolutely superb. I played here last year too, and it is really nice to play in such good conditions.”

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