Yamashita was the star of the second round when she went around the Hunstanton course in seven-under, a round that included back-to-back eagles at the 2nd and 3rd, the 17-year-old earning medallist honours on a countback.

The Aussie pair didn’t produce the same theatrics during round two, but both Bennett and Teasdale did what they needed to secure spots in the match play portion of the event as they seek to become this country’s second winner after Edwina Kennedy won the title in 1978.

The cut to advance was at three over, with Teasdale surely experiencing some uneasy feelings after her round of 73 that included a double bogey-bogey run over the 17th and 18th holes. But the West Australian will now take on Ffion Tynan of Wales in the first round of the head-to-head play.

Bennett, from the South Coast of New South Wales, will face Canada’s Savannah Grewal in the next round following her second round of 75.