13-year-old Elle Nachmann takes Dixie Women's Amateur lead
Linnea Strom of Arizona State is only two shots back
(Arizona State Athletics Photo)
CORAL SPRINGS, FL (December 20, 2016) -- 13-year-old Elle Nachmann moved to 5-under on Tuesday and took the lead by herself at the Dixie Women's Amateur being held at the Woodlands Country Club.
Playing on the East Course, Nachmann put together a 2-under 70 in the second round.
In April, Nachmann, then 12-years-old, turned some heads when she won the AJGA Amino Vital/Joey D Golf Junior Championship and became the youngest winner of a major AJGA event. Nachmann has also won a half dozen Junior Honda Classic's and a trifecta of Doral Publix Junior titles.
15-year-old Yujeong Son started the day tied for the lead but is now one back following a 1-under 70. Son will start the second half of the Women's Dixie Amateur at 4-under.
Wenyan Ma and Arizona State sophomore Linnea Strom are tied for third at 3-under while Jennifer Chang is the only other player under-par at 1-under.
Strom, ranked ninth in the Women World Amateur Golf Rankings, put together the round of the tournament with a 6-under 66 to move herself into contention. The impressive second day tally helped her rebound from a 3-over 75 in the first round.
On Wednesday play will return to the East Course for the third round before the final round is contested Thursday at the West Course.
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 70 players and ties.
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