Day 2 Report

Day 2 Report

Swedish hope Felix Palson produced a fine display of links golf to take the lead on a blustery Day Two at The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy.

18 year old Palson hit a two under par 70 on a day of changes at the top of the leaderboard.

Overnight leader Carlotta Ricolfi, struggled in the testing conditions as she dropped three shots to finish the day two under par, tied for third place overall.

Finland’s Oliver Lindell was one of the standout players of the day as he gained four shots to move to three under par. He was joined in second place by England’s Jamie Li and Chile’s Joaquin Neimann as several players put themselves in contention for victory in tomorrow’s final round.

They will all face stiff competition from Sweden’s Palson who played a controlled round in the strong sea breeze.

The Swedish youngster hit his stride early on as he secured a birdie on the par five second hole. This was followed up by birdies at the seventh, twelfth and fifteenth.

“My driving is very good, I’m hitting lots of fairways and I’m making all of the short putts so that helps,” said Palson.

Speaking ahead of the final round, he added: “I’m pumped up for it, I’m going to play the same way that I’ve done and try to be aggressive.”

Palson also claimed that lifting the title at Prince’s would be the highlight of his career so far.

“It would be [the highlight] there are so many countries competing and it’s a champions tournament and it’s a very fun tournament.”

Finnish youngster Lindell hit the lowest score of the day as he came home with a round of 68 to surge up the leaderboard.

Speaking in the clubhouse, Lindell said: “I was hitting the ball so good and my putting was much better than yesterday. I hit 10 less putts than Tuesday In terms of the final round, I have four wins this year so I know what to do.”