CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2012) – Seventeen-year-old sensation Carly Ray Goldstein took the second-round lead of the 2012 Women’s Dixie Amateur Monday after shooting the day’s best round, a 5-under-par 67 and is at 139 halfway through the event being held at ClubLink’s Heron Bay Golf Club.
Goldstein, who resides not far from the course, is three strokes clear of Ocala, Fla., resident and first-round leader Kristine Odaiyar, who followed her opening round 69 with a 73.
Three players are tied for third at 143. Marisa Messana, who resides a couple of miles south of the course in Plantation, had the next low round of the day, a 68 while Finland’s Matilda Castren and University of Miami student Christina Ocampo had 70 and 73 respectively in their second rounds.
Scoring conditions improved on the 6,200-yard course as nine players were under par compared to the opening day’s six. Seven players are at par or better. Coral Springs resident Paula Reto, who won this event the past two years, is 10 strokes behind, tied for 22nd place.
Leigh Coulter has a one-shot lead in the senior women’s division after a second-round 78. Coulter, from Hopkins, South Carolina, is at 159.
First-round co-leader Ashley Rose, from North Augusta, South Carolina, is at 160 following her second-round 81.