Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sophie Godley in 2nd place with a 71 at Fort 

Myers in C-USA Championship


Sophie Godley, pictured, from Notts, a final-year student at Florida International University, produced one of her best rounds on the US women's college circuit to be lying second after a first-round one-under par 71 over a 6,194yd course (par 72) at the C-USA Women's Championship at Veranda Club, Fort Myers, Florida.
With birdies at the eighth, short 11th and short 17th - bogeys at the third and 10th, Godley is one shot behind pacemaker Valentina Haupt (Southern Mississippi).
Meghan MacLaren from Wellingborough, also a senior-year student at Florida International, Miami, is T5 on 73, which included two early birdies, at the first and fourth, but three bogeys (eighth, 12th and 14th).
Becky McGeehan (Texas-San Antonio) is T8 with a 74.
Georgina Blackman (Western Kentucky) from Essex is tied 17th on 76 with Rachel Walker (Old Dominion) from Dumfries.
Two more Texas-San Antonio students, Brogan Townend from Blackburn and Aimee Ponte, from the Channel Isles had rounds of 78 (T33) and 82 (T47) respectively. 

Bronte Law's opening 70 has her T5 in 

Pac 12 Women's 


Meanwhile Bronte Law from Bramhall, Chester, a student at UCLA (California-Los Angeles) shot a two-under-par 70 over a 6,458yd course to be lying T5 in a field of 55 at the Pac 13 Women's Championship at Ruby Hill Gold Club, Pleasanton, California.
The English champion, pictured, birdied the third, fourth, eighth and 13th but dropped shots at the long 13th and par-4 14th in halves of 33-37
 Charlotte Thomas (Washington), also a GB and I international, is T45 with a 75.
Haley Moore (Arizona) is the first-round leader with a 66, one ahead of Tiffany Chan (Southern Cal) and two better than the third-placed Ying Luo (Washington).
Southern California (278) lead the team event from UCLA (282) with Arizona State (285) third in a field of 11 teams.

King's three Brits lose ground in Carolinas 


King University's three Brits - Samantha Taylor from Newcastle, Elizabeth Swallow from Berkshire, and Nicola Robertson from Dunblane - all lost ground over the second round of the Conference Carolinas Championship at Bryan Park, Browns Summit in North Carolina.
Over a par-72 course of 5,911yd, Taylor, pictured, has had scores of 76 and 80 for 156 and a T7 position.
Swallow is T13 on 159 (82-77) and Robertson's scores of 83 and 87 have her T28 on 170.
Taylor McInnis (Limestone College) leads by one with rounds of 76 and 72 for 148.
Limestone (618) also head the team event. King (648) are lying fifth of nine.