Dixie Women's: 17-year-old Goldstein leads
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2012) – Seventeen-year-old sensation Carly Ray Goldstein took the second-round lead of the 2012 Women’s Dixie Amateur Monday after shooting the day’s best round, a 5-under-par 67 and is at 139 halfway through the event being held at ClubLink’s Heron Bay Golf Club.

Goldstein, who resides not far from the course, is three strokes clear of Ocala, Fla., resident and first-round leader Kristine Odaiyar, who followed her opening round 69 with a 73.

Three players are tied for third at 143. Marisa Messana, who resides a couple of miles south of the course in Plantation, had the next low round of the day, a 68 while Finland’s Matilda Castren and University of Miami student Christina Ocampo had 70 and 73 respectively in their second rounds.

Scoring conditions improved on the 6,200-yard course as nine players were under par compared to the opening day’s six. Seven players are at par or better. Coral Springs resident Paula Reto, who won this event the past two years, is 10 strokes behind, tied for 22nd place.

Leigh Coulter has a one-shot lead in the senior women’s division after a second-round 78. Coulter, from Hopkins, South Carolina, is at 159.

First-round co-leader Ashley Rose, from North Augusta, South Carolina, is at 160 following her second-round 81.

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 event played at Palm Aire Country Club. Field consists of former Dixie Amateur Champions, and women from around the world invited by the Tournament Committee. (You may request an invitation at 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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