Lewis Leon square through first 18

This is just an update through the first half of the final match. I will write a complete story at the conclusion of play. This information and story courtesy of Jo Glenn of the WSGA Tournaments.

The 91st Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur Championship

Country Club of North Carolina Dogwood Course

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Yardage: 6033 yards Par: 72

Defending Champion: Laura Coble, Augusta, Georgia

Medallist: Score: 66 Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, TX and the University of Arkansas

Contact Person: Jo Glenn 918-269-4916 WSGATournaments@aol.com

Texas Collegians Battle at Southern

Stacy Lewis and Taylor Leon have much in common. Stacy is from Houston, Texas, and Taylor is from Dallas, Texas. They both went out of state for college, Stacy will be a junior at the University of Arkansas and Taylor a sophomore at the University of Georgia. Both schools are in the Southeastern Conference. If today is any indication, that conference is in store for great golf.

Stacy and Taylor teed off this morning in the 36 hole final. Stacy bogeyed the first hole when she failed to get up and down. She then birdied the fourth hole to square the match. Taylor then birdied the par 4 sixth hole to regain her 1up lead through the front side. Both players birdied the 10th hole. Taylor then stuck her approach shot on number 11 to about 2 feet and converted the birdie putt to go two up.

On 12, Taylor three-putted for bogey to go back to one up. The turning point came on number 17 when Stacy sank a 12 foot downhill putt for birdie and Taylor failed to convert her birdie putt to square the match.