LNGA Amateur: Rachel Kuehn looks to make it two in a row
Rachel Kuehn (USGA)
After taking home the Women’s North & South Championship just a week ago, Wake Forest star Rachel Kuehn is contending for another amateur major this week.
Kuehn finished only 10 holes today at Tennessee Grasslands G&CC and sits on a two-shot lead. The second round was cut short due to darkness after weather delayed play.
Unable to replicate her near-perfect 6-under 30 on the front nine from the first round, Kuehn birdied the par-4 first and then added nine pars before play was suspended.
Waiting in the wings just one shot behind Kuehn is Louisville’s Lauren Thibodeau. After an opening 68, Thibodeau was even par through the front side Tuesday with a birdie on No. 7 canceling out a bogey on No. 9.
Among the handful to finish their rounds were Carly Burkhardt (Furman) and Brooke Riley (Northwestern). The pair sit just three shots behind Kuehn at 3 under. With Riley putting together a one-under 71 and Burkhardt carding a 3-under 69, they are in a decent position to attack when the third round commences following the conclusion of the remainder of the second round Wednesday morning.
Burkhardt and Riley are joined by SMU’s Kennedy Pedigo at 3-under. Pedigo, through 16 holes, looks to make up some more ground before the third round begins.
At the conclusion of second-round play, the field will be cut to top-60 and ties as the event heads to the final round on Wednesday.
ABOUT THE LNGA Amateur
The inaugural event, held in 1927 at Blue Hills
Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. set off decades
of successful tournament across the United
States, conducted by an organization then
named the Missouri Valley Women's Golf
Association. A year later, the name became the
Women's Trans-Mississippi Golf Association,
evolving into the Women's Trans National Golf
Association by 1953 to include all states before
changing to the Ladies National
Golf Association in 2019. This
72-hole stroke play event spans the nation and
has been hosted at some of the country finest
including Persimmon Ridge in Kentucky,
Stonewall Links in Pennsylvania, and Eugene
Country Club in Oregon.
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