Justice Bosio – comfortable win in round one – photo USGA Kathryn Riley

Australian Justice Bosio and New Zealander Fiona Xu have won their opening round encounters in the match play phase of the US Girls Junior Championship in Bowling Green Kentucky, both winning their matches in comfortable fashion.

Bosio, from Caboolture, accounted for Californian Kristina Xu by a 6&5 margin, racing to an early lead and leading by four holes at the turn before the match finished at the 13th hole.

Current Australian Amateur Champion and former New Zealand Amateur Champion Fiona Xu, from Auckland, also raced to an early 4 up lead through seven holes and eventually won 5&4 over her opponent Morgan Smith of Massachusetts.

The pair have reached the round of 32 where Bosio will face American Lee McKenzie and Xu tackles Emily Mathews of North Carolina.