Dixie Women's: Sims shoots 66 to lead
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2013) – Mariana Sims took advantage of perfect scoring conditions to shoot a six-under par 66 and take the first-round lead in the women’s Dixie Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club.
Sims, from Austin, Texas, has a two-shot lead over France’s Shannon Aubert.
Defending champion Isabelle Lendl of Bradenton, FLa., is in a group of four players another shot back, including Mariah Stackhouse from Riverdale, Ga., Meghan Stasi, the University of Mississippi golf coach from nearby Oakland Park, and Samantha Smolen of Lake Worth, Fla.
Only 10 women in the field of 112 were able to break par on the difficult ClubLink course located northwest of Fort Lauderdale.
The 72-hole event concludes Friday.
ABOUT THE Dixie Women's Amateur
72-hole stroke invitational women's stroke play
event played at Palm Aire
Country Club. Field consists of former Dixie
Champions, and women from around the world
invited by the
Tournament Committee. (You may request an
invitation at www.dixieamateur.com
Tournament takes on extra
importance as one of the last major
events to be played
before the Augusta National Women's Amateur
(ANWA) determines their
ranking-based exemption list. The field limit will
is cut after 54 holes to
the low 66 players and ties.
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