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.

Results: Dixie Women's Amateur
1CTIsabelle LendlGoshen, CT70074-70-68-66--278
1FranceShannon AubertFrance70068-70-71-71=280*
2ChinaSimin FengChina50072-71-69-68=280
T2FLYueer Cindy FengOrlando, FL50071-73-70-68--282
T2FLCarly Ray-GoldsteinCoral Springs, FL50072-67-68-75--282

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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 Amateur 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 the last major international amateur event to be played before the Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA) determines their ranking-based exemption list. 120 player limit. Field is cut after 54 holes to the low 70 players and ties.

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