Second Round Notes – 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida
Second-Round Notes
August 30, 2016

The second round of the LPGA T&CP National Championship concluded on Tuesday with former LPGA Tour member Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, Minn.) sitting atop of the Championship Division leaderboard at 7-under par 137. Grimes matched the low round of the day with a 3-under par score of 69 and holds a two-shot lead over PGA Professional Karen Paolozzi (Atlanta, Ga.) who fired a 2-under par 70 today.

Amanda McCurdy (Mansfield, TX.) tied Grimes for the low round of the day both posting rounds of 3-under 69. McCurdy finished strong with a birdie on three of her last 5 holes.

The 36-hole cut was made with 35 players making it in the Championship Division (15-over 159), 22 players in the Senior Division (18-over 162) and 14 players in the Challenge Division (13-over 157).

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD
Player                              R1 R2 R3 To Par
Lisa Grimes                   68 69 – –     -7
Karen Paolozzi              69 70 – –    -5
Jessica Carafiello          71 72 – –    -1
Jean Bartholomew       70 75 – – +1
Hillery Sence                 73 72 – – +1

BATTLE OF THE TOP TWO
It almost looked to be de ja vu from last year’s Championship after Tuesday’s second round with Lisa Grimes and Karen Paolozzi battling it out. The duo has a 6 and 4 stroke lead over third place finisher Jessica Carafiello. Grimes has come close to winning this event on numerous occasions and should Paolozzi win she would be the first PGA Professional to take the title.

The top-eight finishers in the Championship Division after three rounds will earn spots in the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

DEFENDING CHAMPION MAKES HER MOVE
Defending Champion, Susan Fasoldt (Sarasota, FL.) moved to the top of the leaderboard with the lowest round of the Championship. Fasoldt shot a 5-under par 67 to take a two stroke lead over first-round leader Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, NC.). Hirst followed her opening round 68 with a 2-over par 74 today.

“I really felt relaxed today,” said Fasoldt. “Consistency was definitely key to my round.” Her round included 5 birdies and no bogies.

CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD
Player                       R1 R2 R3 To Par
Susan Fasoldt        72 67 – – -5
Charlaine Hirst     68 74 – – -4
Teresa Ishiguro     72 72 – – +2

In the Senior Division, Barbara Scherbak (West Palm Beach, FL) vaulted past first round leader Susie Meyers (Tucson, AZ.) with a 4-under 68 and sits atop the division leaderboard with a two shot lead. Scherbek hit every green during her round which included 5 birdies and one bogey. This is Scherbak’s second time competing in the Championship and first time competing in the Senior Division.

Meyers played well today other than one bad hole, a triple bogey on the short 7th hole which contributed to her 2-over par 74. This is Meyers first time playing as an LPGA member. Meyers competed last year as a PGA Member. “As a dual LPGA/PGA member, I am proud to be competing in this club pro championship,” commented Meyers. Meyers credits her improved play to her ability to stay in the present and take each shot one at a time.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD
Player                        R1 R2 R3 To Par
Barb Scherbak        72 68 – – -4
Susie Meyers          68 74 – – -2
Ann Marie Palli     71 73 – – E
Carolyn Hill          72 72 – – E

FINAL ROUND TEE TIMES
• First tee times will be at 7:30am ET
• Play is expected to finish at 2:00 pm ET

FIVE UNDER
There are 5-players under par after two days of play. Three in the Championship Division and two in the Challenge and Senior Divisions

QUOTABLE
“I made a 25-foot putt on hole #4 today that had 3 feet of break. It was my best putt of the day and was really like a 28-foot putt.”
Susan Fasoldt – Challenge Division Defending Champion – Sarasota, FL

 

 

 

 

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