Junior Open 2012 - Day Two

The second round of the 54-hole Junior Open will not be completed until Wednesday morning after very heavy rain flooded Fairhaven Golf Course late in the afternoon.

Play was first suspended at 4.50pm, then abandoned for the day at 5.20pm with the forecast for heavy rain to continue.

Players who have still to complete their second rounds will do so with at 9:30am on Wednesday. The number of players qualifying for the final round has been cut from 80 and ties to 30 and ties. Those who do qualify will play the third round from a two tee start and prize giving on Wednesday is scheduled for 5pm.

Clear leader in the clubhouse is 16 year old Japanese girl Asuka Kashiwabara who added a five-under-par 69 to her first round of eight-under-par 66, giving her an astonishing 36-hole tally of 13-under-par 135.

Earlier in the day Gabriella Cowley shot a two-under-par 72, despite having a triple bogey 7 at the par 4 13th. This didn’t affect her confidence as she went on to finish with 4 pars and a birdie.

"I've come off the last green both days, thinking I could have scored at least a couple of shots better, especially after having a triple bogey both rounds but two under par for two rounds at Fairhaven is not bad, is it?" said Cowley who won the Scottish Under-16s girls title at Strathmore in Scotland earlier in the year and already holds the English Under-15 girls title.

Although it was raining on and off, the scoring conditions, seemed to be easier even though the rough was still the same height as yesterday.

GB&I Junior Vagliano Trophy player Clara Young (North Berwick) ensured her place in the draw for the final round by improving seven shots on her Monday effort. Clara shot a 76 for 159 with five birdies.

Colin Edgar (Cochrane Castle), the other Scottish representative, also saw an improvement, he had an 83 today, four shots of an improvement, for 170.