Alexa Pano up by four at The Sally
Alexa Pano is in command at The Sally (Golfweek photo)
Alexa Pano is in command at The Sally (Golfweek photo)

She was one of the stars of the junior golf focused movie "The Short Game" and now Alexa Pano is competing against collegiate players, and beating them.

Today Pano fired 72 to take the 54-hole Sally lead by four shots over defending champ Amanda Doherty. 2017 champ Emilia Migliaccio is in third.


Alexa Pano (Lake Worth, FL) rose to the top of the leaderboard today at The Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally) with a steady round of 1-under 71.

While first round leader (and 2018 champion) Emilia Migliaccio (67-77) and 2019 champion Amanda Doherty (69-75) struggled at Oceanside Country Club, Pano moved to the top and is trailed by Alexis Florio, who fired the low round of the day (68) to stand alone in second place at 2-under 142.

Migliaccio is tied with three other players at even par 144.


Emilia Migliaccio fired 5-under 67 to take a one shot lead over Alexa Pano after the first round of the Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally) at Oceanside Country Club.

The Wake Forest Junior (and two-timer Palmer Cup Women's Team member) won The Sally in 2018 during a cold spell the likes of which had golfers wearing their warmest winter gear. She faced none of those conditions today, as temperatures held in the low 60s.

The rest of the week will be even more Florida-like, as 70s and even low 80s will be the norm at the historic course that dates back to 1907.

Migliaccio is trailed by one of the best-known players in the field, the phenom named Alexa Pano. At just 15 years old, Pano has played what would amount to a lifetime of amateur golfer for most golfers, including an appearance at the prestigious Augusta National Women's Amateur in April of last year, after winning the Dixie Women's Amateur in 2018.

Pano fired 68 today, a shot back of Migliaccio. And right there in the hunt at 69 is defending champ Amanda Doherty who outplayed Pano for The Sally title in 2019.

It should be an exciting week on Florida's Atlantic Coast.

Results: Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally)
1GAAmanda DohertyAtlanta, GA50069-75-71-71=286
2FLAlexa PanoLake Worth, FL40068-71-72-79=290
3NCEmilia MigliaccioCary, NC30067-77-73-78=295
4CAParis HilinskiLa Quinta, CA30071-74-79-72=296
T5FLKaitlyn SchroederJacksonville, FL30074-74-77-75=300

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ABOUT THE Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally)

The Women’s South Atlantic Amateur Golf Championship (The SALLY) is played the second week of January each year, in Ormond Beach, Florida. Oceanside Country Club has been home to The SALLY since its beginnings in 1926. The tournament field consists of top amateurs in the US and the top finishers are frequently represent the U.S. for the biennial Curtis Cup team. You will find many former SALLY players among the LPGA elite.

72-hole stroke play championship with a Championship Division (max handicap 6.0) and a Rockefeller Division (max handicap 10.0) that plays from shorter tees. There is also a Senior competition for players aged 50 and over competing in the Championship division.

Eligibility: A female from birth, that has reached the age of 16. All entries are accepted subject to Committee Approval.

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