North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship:Perry leads

WALLACE, NC (June 15, 2011) -- 2009 Champion, Katherine Perry of Cary, NC fired a three over par, 75-151 to take the lead for from first round leader Katja Dammann of Pinehurst, NC. Perry, who plays for the University of North Carolina, said that her game plan will remain the same for the final round. "I only want to hit some greens and make some putts. I also want to have fun with my friends."

Perry will be paired with Lori Beth Adams for the third straight day. Adams (Lori Beth) is only three shots back and will look to make a charge at the lead. "Its so fun to play with Katherine (Perry)," Adams said laughing. "We're such good friends but it's great to compete against each other too." Perry also earned two day medalist honors for a second time.

In the State tee division, Cynthia Curry of Charlotte, NC shot an impressive round of 74-152 and leads by six shots over Donna Johnson of Asheboro, NC. These players play a shorter course. Patty Moore of Charlotte, NC is holding the lead for the senior champion by four shots and Cynthia Curry is keeping her eye on the super senior prize. Players are placed into flights within their division for the final round.

ABOUT THE North Carolina Women's Amateur

54-hole stroke play championship for North Carolina women amateurs. The NCWGA Champion, Senior Champion and Junior Champion will be determined from contestants playing the Championship Tees. The Super Senior Champion will be determined from contestants playing the State Tees.

In order to be eligible to play in the North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship, a player must be legally domiciled in North Carolina for six months, have an established USGA handicap, and meet one of the following three requirements:

1. She must be a member of an NCWGA member club or women's golf association at a member club located in the State of North Carolina; or 2. She must join as an individual member and pay her personal membership fee; or 3. She must be a member of a golf league, golf team, or golf training facility in the State of North Carolina which is a member of the NCWGA.

The field for the North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship will be limited to 96 (and ties) of the lowest handicap entry forms and NCWGA officers and directors.

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