Mae Cornforth is one of those quiet, but dynamic player’s. She has a strong presence and makes most of her noise on the golf course. She is probably one of the most promising young players currently and going into her second year as a pro and playing on the sunshine Ladies Tour.
After her first round at the SuperSport Ladies Challenge taking place at Huddle Park Golf and Recreation, Mae remarked about her play: ” After my first year as a pro and going to a new golf coach, swing changes etc, I finally made the improvements to the part of my game that has been most challenged. I have been working hard and today I arrived at Huddle Park and felt the butterflies in stomach.”
She adds: ” The day started off quite cool and while rain was forecasted, we were lucky enough to play in an overcast but beautiful day. The wind was there but only for the first 5 holes.. I managed the first nine well with just making sure I got my tee shot off and onto the fairway… a few moments in later on I struggled with that and suddenly found myself 3 over for the first nine.”
Mae then goes into her second nine: “The second nine I focussed much harder on my tee shots as I realised, thats where I was hurting most… not just that though, but also had to focus on putting, because these greens can rob you the moment you take your eye off it. I putted well all the way through the second nine, made a putt on the 14th for eagle to take me to 1 over and unfortunately then went on to make a drop, but on the 16th made a sand save for birdie to take me back to 1 over.. the last hole I was putting for birdie from above the hole and I knew it was slippery as it was very quick and I let it slip away and unfortunately made 3 put to give me 2 over par. I know basically most of my mistakes.. I feel positive for Day 2 as there wasn’t a big struggle at all.. .I just need to focus on what I need to do and pull through for another good round!”