Mariajo Uribe – image LET Tristan Jones

34-year-old Colombian Mariajo Uribe Duran has taken a three-shot lead at the NSW Open at Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club on the Central Coast of NSW, the former US Amateur Champion reeling off a round of 65 in today’s second round to lead the event into tomorrow’s final round.

Uribe Duran played the LPGA Tour for several seasons but in recent times she has played the secondary tour in the US. Making a decision to retire after the Olympics in Paris, Uribe has dedicated herself to playing wherever she can ahead of the Olympics and her class has shone through over the opening 36 holes of this Ladies European Tour event.

Uribe’s seven birdie round was the best of the day and equaled the round of 65 established by the opening round leader, Justice Bosio of Queensland.

Uribe Duran leads by three over Taiwanese golfer, Pei Ying Tsai with Bosio and LET Order of Merit leader, Bronte Law, tied in third place one further back.