Megan Thothong leads at Texas Women's Stroke Play
HOUSTON, Texas (June 25, 2016) -- Megan Thothong
of Dallas shot a 5-under 67 and sits solely atop the
leaderboard at 7-under for the tournament after round
two play at the Women’s Stroke Play Championship.
Thothong’s continued dominance did not come easy
despite her impressive score. The first 15 holes of her
round seemed to be going according to plan but then a
heavy rain shower hit Pine Forest Country Club while
Thothong was playing the par-3 16th. She was
“I stayed really patient which was really good,”
Thothong said. “My longer irons weren’t as sharp as I
would have liked them to be but I shot a 67 so I can’t
Thothong began the day sitting at 2-under in a three-
way tie for the lead. She said her putting during round
one needed to improve. Now at 7-under with a three
shot lead over the field, Thothong said she thinks her
putting is back.
“My putting was better today so that helped a lot. I felt
really comfortable on the greens over the ball,”
It could have helped that Thothong was playing with
her new teammate, Allie Anderson of The Woodlands.
Anderson is transferring to the University of Houston
this season from Colorado State University. It seemed
the team chemistry was already clicking as both
players are inside the top five. Anderson was even par
on the day and 2-under for the tournament.
Despite Thothong’s three shot lead, there are several
players within striking distance. Right behind Thothong
is Sugarland’s Amber Wang who plays at Princeton.
Wang started the day at even par. She was just 1-
under making the turn to the back nine and then piled
on the birdies from there. She is now in solo second at
4-under for the tournament.
“Yesterday I had a lot of birdies and a lot of bogeys. I
knew I could shoot low it was just a matter of getting
rid of all of those mistakes,” Wang said. “Today I just
was a lot more consistent and I knew that if I just kept
on hitting consistent shots it would just come
Wang and Thothong were fortunate enough to
complete their rounds before play was suspended by
lightning. Play stopped at 12:53 p.m. and resumed 85
minutes later at 2:17 p.m. It was smooth sailing from
there despite the low hanging dark clouds that lingered
over the course.
At the end of round two, 31 players made the
championship flight to compete for the title in round
Wang is excited for the chance to play for the title and
said winning would mean a lot to her since she is
playing in her home state of Texas.
“I haven’t been home in a long time and just being
away and coming back home to Texas and winning in
my home state would be great,” Wang said.
Wang and Thothong will be paired together for the
championship round and will tee off at 8 a.m.
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