Paraguay’s Celeste Troche

South Africa’s Laurette Maritz and Ashleigh Simon will be desperate to head the right way up the leaderboard following a disappointing singles performance. Maritz carded a 77 and Simon an 80 to see them tied for 16th place.

Maritz was solid on the front nine as she carried the team while Simon went out in four over par. But both players lost their rhythm on the back nine, each returning home in 40.

“We’re very disappointed with our score,” said Maritz. Simon was perplexed as to the reasons for her 80. “I shot four under in the pro-am, but something obviously went very wrong today.”

With the singles out of the way and the foursomes and betterball ahead on the weekend, Paraguay will be hard to catch.
But Scotland’s Moodie believes it’s not an impossible task.

“We’re pretty satisfied with our score and I think there are a number of teams that can still catch Paraguay. But to do that both players in the team have to play really well.”

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