Second round co-leader Alexandra Farnsworth
(MN Golf Association Photo)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (June 7, 2017) - Heading into the final round of the Women's Eastern Amateur hosted by Birdwood Golf Course a trio of players are tied for the lead with a 36-hole tally of 147.
The lead group includes Alexandra Farnsworth (74-73) of Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech's Elizabeth Bose (74-73) and Virginia's Katherine Patrick (76-71).
Trailing by one shot and in fourth place is Kelly Whaley (74-74--148) of North Carolina while three others are two shots further back in a tie for fifth place.
FIRST ROUND RECAP
Former Bucknell golfer Amy Loughney had an interesting round to say the least but with day one in the books she leads the Women's Eastern Amateur by a shot.
Playing at Birdwood Golf Course, Loughney opened with a front nine 40 and her round at that point could have gone one of two ways. Fortunately for Loughney she decided not to hang her head and on the back nine she turned things around with a homeward 33 that helped her tally a 73 and take a first round lead.
Behind Loughney on a crowded leaderboard are a quartet of players tied for second following 74's. The group includes Vanderbilt's Alexandra Farnsworth (37-37), Elizabeth Bose (37-37) of Virginia Tech, North Carolina's Kelly Whaley (37-37) and Tahnia Ravnjak (37-37) of Campbell.
Overall 13 players are within four shots of the leader with two rounds remaining.
ABOUT THE Women's Eastern Amateur
The Womenfs Eastern Golf Championship has been
played since 1906 and is one of the oldest and most
prestigious womenfs amateur championships in the
Must belong to a WEGA member club or have
a school affiliation in one of the following Eastern
states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode
South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of
Columbia. 54 hole stroke play championship.
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