KirkwoodGolf: Women’s Dixie: English champ Humphreys Leads By 3

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Women’s Dixie: English champ Humphreys Leads By 3

TAMARAC, FL (December 20, 2017) – Lily May Humphreys, the reigning English and British Girls champion on her first trip to the U.S., shot a second-straight 4-under 68 to extend her lead to three shots at the Women’s Dixie Amateur.

The 15-year-old Humphreys’ second round at Woodlands Country Club was sparked by a stretch of four birdies in six holes to close out her front nine.

Teeing off in the second-to-last group of the day, Humphreys watched player after player climb the leaderboard on a day of low scoring.

Sixteen players shot under-par rounds on Wednesday, with seven scores in the 60s.
Leading the charge was the 16-year-old defending champion Yujeong Son (Norman, OK), whose 5-under 67 was tied for the low round of the day.

Son birdied four of her first five holes and ended up 5 under for the tournament, three shots behind Humphreys.

Mimi Chen (Longwood, FL) and UCLA freshman Patty Tavatanakit (Thailand) each shot a 1-under 71 to sit in a tie for third at 4-under 140.

They were joined at that number by University of Arkansas Razorback teammates Maria Fassi of Mexico and Cara Gorlei of South Africa, who both shot 4-under 68s on Wednesday.

Fassi started her round five under through seven holes before cooling off.
Aline Krauter, a Stanford commit from Germany who lives in Wesley Chapel, FL, had a bogey-free 5-under 67 to move 20 places up the leaderboard into solo 7th, at 3-under 141.

After Thursday’s round, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties.

par 144
136 Lily May Humphreys (England) 68 68
139 Yujeong Son 72 67
140 Maria Fassi 72 68, MimiChen 69 71, Patty Tavatanakit 69 71, Cara Gorlei 72 68.

Field of 102