Kary Hollenbaugh takes two-shot lead into final round of the Women's Dixie Amateur
will take a two-shot lead over Emma Schimpf
and Katie Li
into the final round of the 2002 Women's Dixie Amateur at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla.
The Ohio State freshman carded rounds of 66-68-71 to reach 8 under through three rounds, two ahead of the hard-charging Schimpf, who had closed to within one after back-to-back birdies on hole Nos. 13 and 14.
Hollenbaugh, who was the top-ranked junior player in the state of Ohio when she signed with the Buckeyes out of New Albany High School, took control of the tournament on Thursday when she opened with a 5-under 66. A second-round 68 gave her a two-stroke lead over the Duke commit Li entering the third round.
However, a bogey on the 14th hole on Saturday left her 2-over on her final round, but she quickly righted her ship with birdies on 15 and 17 to regain a two-shot margin over Schimpf, who closed with her second consecutive round of 70, and Li, who finished at even for the day.
Alice Ziyi Zhao
, who was the co-medalist at the U.S. Women's Amateur
last summer, and Canadian Vanessa Zhang
are tied for fourth at 5-under 213 while Bella Dovhey
, Siuue Wu
and Ariana Silva
also finished in red numbers at 1-under par.
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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