Burke, Stephenson up one at Dixie Women's Amateur
Ashley Burke
Ashley Burke

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — University of South Florida junior Ashley Burke joined Clemson freshman Lauren Stephenson at the top at the Dixie Women's Amateur halfway point with a second-round 70. Stephenson, who opened with 67 to share the 18-hole lead with Ashley Holder, posted 71 on day two and alongside Burke, sits a stroke ahead at 6-under 138.

Burke, of Boynton Beach, Fla., had a rough patch in the middle of her second round, bogeying three of four holes between 8 and 11. But she made three birdies during her final seven holes and climbed up the leaderboard into a share of the lead.

Stephenson had a tamer round on Thursday after making seven birdies and two bogeys in round one at Heron Bay Golf Club. Her 1-under par score on day two saw three red numbers and two blemishes, including a bogey on the par-3 17th.

Holder, a University of Central Florida junior, fell back into a tie for fourth place with a 73.

Roos Haarman of the Netherlands sits a stroke back in third place after rounds of 68-71. Tied for fourth place with Holder is Ecuadorian golfer Daniela Darquea, who plays for the University of Miami.

Three players didn't finish their second round, including Maria Fassi of Mexico. Her 68 in round one put her in a four-way tie for third place through 18 holes, but she, along with Vanessa Knecht and Addie Baggarly will have to complete their round at TPC Eagle Trace on Friday morning.

Results: Dixie Women's Amateur
1SCLauren StephensonLexington, SC100067-71-69-74=281
2MexicoMaria FassiMexico70068-76-68-71=283
3FLSamantha WagnerOrlando, FL50073-69-69-73=284
4SCKatelyn DambaughGoose Creek, SC50068-73-69-75=285
T5Puerto RicoMaria TorresPuerto Rico50071-75-70-70=286

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72-hole stroke invitational women's stroke play championship. Field consists of former Dixie Amateur Champions, and women from around the world invited by the Tournament Committee. (You may request an invitation at Tournament takes on extra importance as one of the last major international amateur events to be played before the Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA) determines their ranking-based exemption list. The field limit will be 108 players. Field is cut after 54 holes to the low 66 players and ties.

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