Crowley Walsh moves into top 10 at Youth Olympics; Kitt 28th

Crowley Walsh moves into top 10 at Youth Olympics; Kitt 28th
 Lauren Walsh. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Lauren Walsh. Picture by Pat Cashman

Castlewarden’s Lauren Crowley Walsh moved up to tied ninth heading into the final round of the Women’s Individual Strokeplay at the Youth Olympics in Argentina

She fired a three over 73 in round two at Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires to lie eight strokes behind Australia’s Grace Kim and Italy’s Alessia Nobilio on eight-over par 148. Scores

Kim shot a 69 and Nobilio a 72 to lead by two strokes from Austria’s Emma Spitz on level par 140.

In the men’s event, Athenry’s David Kitt added a 78 to his opening 80 to lie 28th on 18-over par 158. Scores

Australia’s Karl Vilips added a 68 to his opening 69 to lead by one stroke from American Akshay Bhatia (69) on three-under 137 with Thailand’s Vanchai Luangnitikul third on one-under after a 70.