Martin grabs lead at Colo. Women's Stroke Play
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (June 27, 2013) — Two-time champion Melissa Martin of Bookcliff Country Club in Grand Junction shot a 1-over-par 72 Thursday to move into the lead at the 66th CWGA Stroke Play Championship at the Ranch Country Club in Westminster.

The former University of Denver golfer made three birdies and four bogeys in round 2 to check in with a 6-over 148 total. That leaves her one stroke ahead of Hale Irwin Elite Player Hannah Wood of CommonGround Golf Course, who carded a 77 Thursday.

First-round leader Kelly Moran of Boulder Country Club, recent winner of the CWGA Junior Stroke Play, stands in third place at 150 after a second-round 78. Christina Spinzig of Hiwan Golf Club also fired a 78 on Thursday, leaving the Colorado State University golfer in fourth place at 152.

Defending champion Somin Lee will go into Friday's final round six strokes out of the lead.

Martin, who won CWGA Stroke Play titles in 2009 and '10, will tee off at 10:48 a.m. on Friday along with Wood and Moran.

ABOUT THE Colorado Women's Stroke Play

One of two CWGA state individual championships for amateur women. Individual Stroke Play. The competitor who plays the stipulated round(s) in the fewest number of strokes is the winner. Championship Flight is comprised of the lowest 15 gross scores plus ties after 36 holes of play. First flight is comprised of the next lowest 15 gross scores plus ties. All other flights will be pre-flighted based upon the player's Course Handicap with approximately 15 players per flight with a handicap spread of 5 strokes or less. Handicap Limit: Handicap Index limit is 36.0. All flights are played at scratch--no strokes are awarded.

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