Louisville junior Katie Mitchell cards 69 on day one at The Sally
Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2015) — An opening-round 69 has Louisville redshirt junior Katie Mitchell out to an early three-stroke lead after day one at the Women's South Atlantic Amateur.

Mitchell took fifth place at last year's event.

The Jacksonville native leads Sierra Brooks, a junior golfer from Lake Mary Prep, by three, and Kennedy Bodfield and Nelly Korda by four.

Korda, just 17-years-old, won last week's Harder Hall Women's Invitational despite incurring a two-shot penalty on her first hole of the first round.

This 72-hole stroke play event, known as "The Sally," will conclude on Saturday at Oceanside Country Club.

ABOUT THE Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally)

Eligibility: A female from birth, that has reached the age of 16. All entries are accepted subject to Committee Approval. Tournament Information The Women’s South Atlantic Amateur Golf Championship (The SALLY) is played the second week of January each year, in Ormond Beach, Florida. Oceanside Country Club has been home to The SALLY since its beginnings in 1926. The tournament field consists of top amateurs in the US and the top finishers are frequently represent the U.S. for the biennial Curtis Cup team. As with many past players, 2001's winner Hilary Homeyer, along with fourth-place finisher Natalie Gulbis have gone on to attain their LPGA card. You will find many former SALLY players among the LPGA elite.

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Results For Women's South Atlantic Amateur Golf Championship (The Sally)
1FLSierra BrooksSorrento, FL70072-71-69-74=286
2FLNelly KordaBradenton, FL50073-74-74-69=290
3NCLori Beth AdamsBurlington, NC40076-71-74-72=293
4FLAshley HolderOrlando, FL40076-72-75-72=295
5FLAlex MilanLutz, FL40074-74-74-74=296

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