4 Oct 2008

Barson has comfortable lead at Taranaki Open

6:27 am on 4 October 2008

The Nelson professional golfer Dominic Barson has forged a three shot lead midway through the Taranaki Open in New Plymouth.

On the second day Barson compiled an even-par 72 at the Ngamotu Links course for a two round total of six-under par.

Fellow Nelson professional Riki Borell put up a one-under 71 to move to three-under for the tournament.

The leading amateur is Taupo's Troy Ropiha who birdied four of the last six holes in his three-under 69.

The leading female is Rotorua's Chantelle Cassidy on seven-over for the tournament after a solid one-over 73.

She leads New Zealand representative Caroline Bon of Whangarei and Titirangi's Jane Lee by two shots.