Moore in command at at Arizona Silver Belle
29 Dec 2015
by Andy Kountz of amateurgolf.com
see also: Talking Stick Golf Club
Haley Moore continues to impress
Courtesy of the LPGA
TEMPE, ARIZ (Dec 29,2015) – Haley Moore obviously likes Arizona. The Escondido, CA native will soon join the Arizona Wildcats women’s golf team for their spring season, arriving a semester earlier than planned.
"Adding Haley to our roster will increase the team’s depth and enhance its quality,” Arizona head women’s golf coach Laura Ianello stated. “Haley will be one of the most experienced players on our team. She is a player who excels in all parts of the game. She not only has proved herself in the junior ranks but she has succeeded when playing against the best in the world. We expect Haley to make a huge impact and we are excited for her arrival."
She’s already made a big impact on the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship, finishing the first day in a tie with Jiyoon Jang, a senior at Palm Desert (CA) High School, carding 4-under par round of 68 on the Pete Dye-designed ASU Karsten course. With four birdies, Moore didn’t have a single blemish on her score card.
After today’s second round, Moore holds the top spot on her own after posting her second consecutive round of 68, putting her at 8-under and three strokes ahead of Jang, who finished her day at 1-under for the day and 5-under for the tournament.
Moore started her day on the back side with a birdie on No. 10 and added two more birdies on Nos. 14 and 17, all of which were par 5 holes. After making the turn, she added a birdie on No. 2 and had her only mistake of the tournament on No. 4, a 389-yard par 4, where she bogeyed. She made up for that with a birdie on her last hole, No. 9.
Kenzie Wright is alone in third place after finishing today at 2-under, making her 3-under for the week. Brianna Navarrosa stands one shot behind her and six off the lead at 2-under, while four others are tied at 1-under. The rest of the field is at even or over par.
The 54-hole tournament wraps up tomorrow, December 30.
ABOUT THE Arizona Silver Belle Championship
Prominent amateur golf tournament for junior girls
and women 13 - 23 years of age who compete over
54 holes of stroke play. The field is flighted by age,
but the overall champion may come from any age
Joanne Winter, one of 14 original
Master Professionals in the LPGA's Teaching and
Professional Division, founded the Arizona Silver
Belle 1971. Winter was a noted athlete before
beginning her love affair with golf. She pitched with
the Racine Belles in the All-American Girls
Professional Baseball League from 1943-50 and later
served as a consultant for the film, "A League Of
Their Own," which chronicled the women's league.
After retiring from the diamond, she turned to golf
and won the Arizona State Women's Championship
Entrants must provide a USGA Handicap
of 15.0 or lower and supply a
resume of tournament scores and other
information as required by the golf
system. The selection process is based
this information and national ranking.
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