Tenn. Women's Open: Am Rees leads
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2013) -- Corinna Rees of Nashville, TN fired a 70 (-2 under par) to finish at the top of the leaderboard after Round 1 of The Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open in Crossville. Two birdies and two bogeys gave Rees an even par 36 for the front 9. She began the back 9 with a quick birdie to get back to under par. Rees then bogeyed 13, but answered with 2 more birdies on 14 & 15 to seal her 2 under par round of 70.

Defending champion, Lauren Stratton, shot a 78 (+6 over par) putting her T39. Haley Wilson of Alabama shot a 71 (-1 under par) to be in 2nd place, only one stroke behind Rees. The 2011 & 2013 Girls’ Junior Champion, Blakesly Warren, shot a 76 (+4 over par) which places her T22.

Round 2 begins tomorrow morning at 7:30am CST. There will be a cut after Round 2 to the low 60 and ties.

In 1999, the Women’s Open Championship was started at GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson. It was held there for 5 years before moving to The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain in Crossville for 5 years, and 2013 marks the 5th year at Stonehenge Golf Club in Crossville.

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ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Open

Open to professionals and amateurs. Amateurs must be a resident of the state of Tennessee. Handicap limit 10.0. Play will be contested at 54- holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36-holes.

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