Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Meghan MacLaren moves up to T2 in 

C-USA Championship

Curtis Cup team contender Meghan MacLaren (Florida International University) from Wellingborough has moved into contention for victory in the C-USA Women's Championship at Verandah Club, Fort Myers, Florida.

GB and I Vagliano Trophy cap MacLaren, pictured, has shot rounds of 73 and 71 - birdieing the 10th, 11th, 13th and 16th in her second round - for a tally of level par 144 to be tied second with 18 holes to go.
She is one shot behind the leader Sana Tufail (Old Dominion University) who has hit the front of a field of 55 with scores of 74 and 69 for one-under 143 over a 6,194yd course.
MacLaren team-mate Sophie Godley from Notts dropped from second place overnight to a share of 12th spot with scores of 71 and 80 for 151. Sophie had a double bogey 6 at the seventh and a double bogey 7 at the par-5 ninth in taking 41 shots to the turn in her second round.
Scot Rachel Walker (Old Dominion) from Dumfries, despite a double bogey 7 at the long 13th, is in the top 10 with scorees of 765 and 73 for 149 and a share of seventh place.
 Becky McGeehan (Texas-San Antonio) is joint ninth on on 150 with rounds of 74 and 76.
Team-mates Brogan Townend (78-78) from Blackburn and Aimee Ponte (82-82) from the Channel Isles are on 156 and 164 respectively
Georgina Blackman (Western Kentucky) from Essex is T18 on 152 with a pair of 76s. 

Rain reduces Heartland Women's 

Championship to 18 holes


HORSESHOE BAY, Texas — Rain turned the Heartland Conference Women's Golf Championship from a two-round tournament to a multi-day, one-round event, and the Newman women's golf team took advantage, finishing in fourth place and pushing one individual into the top five.

The Jets, who were looking to boost their post-season resume, shot a 23-over 311 in a round that was started on Monday but contested mostly on Tuesday.  
Alexandra Patton from Chippenham led the way for the Jets, collecting four birdies along the way to record a 3-over 75, which was good enough for a tie for fifth place in the individual standings.

Emily Aird, pictured right, from Perth matched Patton by going even-par on the front nine, and finished with a 5-over 77 overall, placing her in a tie for 13th. .

Patton was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts. She was five shots back of Dallas Baptist's Ann Parmerter, who won the event by two strokes with a 2-under 70. St. Mary's took the team title by firing a 296.

Bronte Law has five strokes to make up 

English champion and GB and I Curtis Cup team contender Bronte Law is T8 on four-under-par 140 with one round to go in the Pac 12 Women's Chanpionship at Ruby Hill Golf Club, Pleasanton, California.
Bronte, with birdies at the eighth, 13th and 18th and one bogey (at the 15th) in her second round, has shot a pair of 70s so far and is  five behind the leader, Gabriella (Southern Cal) (70-65 for 135) and four behind second-placed Alexis Keating (Colorado) (70-66 for 136).su
Charlotte Thomas (Washington) from Singapore/Surrey and also chasing a Curtis Cup place is T13 on 142 with scores of 75 and 67.
She had a bogey-free second round, highlighted by birdies at the fourth, fifth, 13th, 15th and 17th.
Southern California (553) lead from UCLA and Arizona State (both on 566) in a field of 11 teams.