Defending champs poised in day two

DEFENDING champions Craig Boucher and Helen Pascoe remain well poised leading into day two of the Ballarat and District Golf Association 54-hole open.

Boucher holds a one-shot lead in the men’s A-grade event after yesterday’s opening round at Creswick’s Forest Resort, while Pascoe shares the front with Long Island’s Libby Lacy in the women’s top division.

Midlands-based Boucher, who is shooting for his 13th win in the event, carded a one-over score of 73 to be one clear of Mt Xavier’s Bevan Morton.

Pascoe, from Buninyong, is chasing her ninth title and finished the day with a score of 86.

Day two of the competition is held at Midlands today, with the final round at Buninyong tomorrow.