Tenn. Women's Open: 3 tied for lead
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2013) -- Round 2 of The Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open has come to a close with three ladies tied for the lead at 145 (+1 over par). Round 1 leader, Corinna Rees shot a 75 to tie with Haley Wilson and Jessica Alexander going into the third and final round. Even with these 3 ladies at the top of the leaderboard, there are several just a stroke or two out of the lead. Round 3 should be a fun and competitive battle.

At the close of Round 2, there was a cut to the low 60 and ties. The 36 hole totals of 160 and below will be back out tomorrow to battle it out for the title of Women’s Open Champion.

In talking with Rees, she commented, “My putts just weren’t falling today. I had plenty of opportunities to score like yesterday, but I just couldn’t execute.” She continued by saying, “Tomorrow is a new day, and I am looking forward to playing the best I can.”

A little excitement joined us today as well as Jennifer Lucas of Knoxville, TN made her first ever Hole-In-One on the 11th hole, 154 yard par 3.

The final round will be followed by the awarding of the trophy and prize purse. Also after the round, there will be a trip for 2 to St. Louis and 2-$50 Omaha Steaks gift cards given away to anyone who enters. You must be present to win.

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 5thyear at Stonehenge Golf Club in Crossville.

The Women’s Open trophy is annually awarded to the champion. Donated by Jean St. Charles in 1999, the trophy is in recognition all of the past Directors of the Women's Tennessee Golf Association. The WTGA was founded in 1916 for the purpose of determining the state’s best female amateur golfer and to promote fellowship and friendly competition among women golfers in Tennessee. In 2000, the Women’s Tennessee Golf Association (WTGA) merged with the Tennessee Golf Association to create one governing body for golf in Tennessee.

ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Open

Eligibility: Entries are open to professional and amateur female golfers who meet the following requirements (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals and (2) for amateur participants, have USGA Handicap Index of 7.0 or less for the Open Division and 12.0 or less for the Senior Division from a USGA recognized state or regional golf association at the time of entry. Senior Division participants must be 50 years of age or older on the first day of the competition.

Field: 144 players with 96 positions are reserved for the Open Division and 48 positions are reserved for the Senior Division.

Format: The Women's Open Open Division will be contested at 54- holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36-holes. The Women's Open Senior Division is contested at 36-holes of stroke play without a cut. Professionals and amateurs in their respective divisions play from the same yardage

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