Odaiyar takes 1st Round lead at Dixie Women's
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 30, 2012) – Ocala, Fla., resident Kristine Odaiyar shot an opening-round 69 to take the lead after the first round of the 2012 Women’s Dixie Amateur being held at ClubLink’s Heron Bay Golf Club.

Purdue University freshman Kendall Dusenberry and Delray Beach resident Christina Ocampo were tied for second at 2-under par 70. Only six players were under par as steady winds blew through the 6,200 yard course.

Two-time defending champion Paula Reto, who lives in the area, could do no better than a 76 and is tied for 28th place at four-over par.

In the women’s senior division, Rosie Ashley of North Augusta, South Carolina and Ivy Steinberg of Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, tied for the first-round lead at 79.

Results: Dixie Women's Amateur
1South AfricaPaula RetoSouth Africa70069-67-70-69--275
2ThailandMoriya JutanugarnThailand50068-75-69-68--280
3FLJaye Marie GreenBoca Raton, FL40071-74-67-69--281
4EnglandHolly ClyburnEngland40072-73-71-70--286
T5FLMadison OpferPlant City, FL40072-72-72-72--288

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ABOUT THE Dixie Women's Amateur

72-hole stroke invitational women's stroke play championship. Field consists of former Dixie Amateur 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 international amateur events to be played before the Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA) determines their ranking-based exemption list. The field limit will be 108 players. Field is cut after 54 holes to the low 66 players and ties.

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