Second Round – 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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Pinehurst No. 8 | Pinehurst, N.C. | Aug. 27-29, 2018

Second-Round Notes – Aug. 28, 2018

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LPGA WINNER KANG ON TOP AT PINEHURST

Through two rounds at the 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship, a familiar face is on top of the leaderboard. Two-time LPGA winner Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) fired a one-under par 71 at Pinehurst No. 8 on Tuesday and holds a one-shot lead in the Championship division over Seul-Ki Park (Winchester, Mass.) and Stephanie Eiswerth (Fleming Island, S.C.).

After being misdiagnosed and over-medicated for moderate allergies, Kang was forced to take time away from golf in 2013 and has been slowly mounting a comeback to the LPGA Tour while also working on her LPGA Class A teaching certification.

Kang’s first taste of LPGA golf in 2018 was at the Monday qualifier for the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix, she missed qualifying by two strokes but left with a lot of confidence.

“I wasn’t really ready, but it was down the street, so I was like alright let me see if I can do something. Then, all the sudden I’m trying to get back on the Tour. It wasn’t really like I planned it, but then I saw myself and I could shoot low out there and I was like I know what I need to work on: consistency.”

Kang’s big personality was evident as she sat down to sign her scorecard after posting the low round of the day, and took a sigh of relief and said, “I don’t know what I shot, but progress!” If Kang keeps it rolling on Wednesday, she’ll have a chance to play in her first LPGA major since the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open.

The top eight finishers in the Championship division will go on to represent the LPGA T&CP in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of five major championships on the LPGA Tour, which will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

2017 Championship division winner, Wendy Doolan (+6) (Lakeland, Fla.) got things back on track on Tuesday with a 2-over par 74 to sit in a tie for seventh heading into the final round. Ashley Grier (Springfield, Penn.) is looking to qualify for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for a second-straight year and is in good position to do so at 4-over par through two rounds.

“I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing,” Grier said, “and not think about anything different. It’s just one more round. I’m going to try to keep the exact same mindset, it’s been working so far.”

After 36-holes the field was cut to the top 70 players and ties.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Jimin Kang -1 72-71­—143
T2 Seul-Ki Park +1 72-73—145
T2 Stephanie Eiswerth +1 73-72—145
T4 Ashley Grier +4 73-75—148
T4 Alison Curdt +4 76-72—148
6 Nicole Jeray +5 76-73—149
T7 Joanna Coe +6 78-72—150
T7 Wendy Doolan +6 76-74—150

COE HOPES TO QUALIFY BACK-TO-BACK

Joanna Coe (Baltimore, Md.) had a busier Summer than usual after she Monday qualified into the ShopRite LPGA Classic outside her hometown in June. Coe, a PGA Professional at Baltimore Country Club, then played a few weeks later at the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes in July, thanks to her runner-up finish at the 2017 LPGA T&CP National Championship.

This week, Coe is playing for the first time at Pinehurst No. 8 and is drawing motivation from her experiences over the Summer to stay in the top eight.

“It was so cool to Monday qualify in my hometown,” Coe said. “Then I played in KPMG two weeks later, I felt like I was back on Tour with two LPGA events in June so that was super cool. I always like to test my game against the best in the world. Got to get one more good round in tomorrow and see what happens.”

LOCAL LOOKING FOR BACK-TO-BACK CHALLENGE DIVISION WINS
Defending champion in the Challenge division, Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, N.C.) may have only played her fourth round of golf all year on Tuesday, but any rust she had wore off quickly as she posted a 6-over par 150 36-hole total. Hirst holds a nine-stroke lead over Liz Cooper (Woodbridge, Va.), Joellyn Crooks (Fuquay Varina, N.C.) and Susan Fasoldt (Sarasota, Fla.).

Hirst is a Teaching Professional at the nearby Country Club of Whispering Pines, and with her busy schedule doesn’t get to play a lot of golf but every year she relishes the opportunity to play the LPGA T&CP National Championship.

“I just love to compete, and this is my one time a year I do it,” Hirst said. “I don’t really get to prepare for it, but no matter where this event is it’s the one time I get to come travel and play tournament golf again. When I work with my students I have something to draw on and can speak from experience, not just that I played way back when.”

CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Charlaine Hirst +6 76-74—150
T2 Liz Cooper +15 82-77—159
T2 Joellyn Crooks +15 78-81—159
T2 Susan Fasoldt +15 82-77—159
T5 Stephanie Peareth +17 83-78—161
T5 Christie Quinn +17 80-81—161

FORMER SENIOR DIVISION CHAMP ENJOYING PINEHURST TEST

Barbara Moxness (Edina, Minn.), who played on the LPGA Tour between 1978 and 1986, is playing Pinehurst No. 8 for the first time this week and is finding it to be a really fun challenge as she holds a five-shot lead over Kelley Brooke (Belle Harbor, N.Y.).

“I didn’t miss a green today,” Moxness said. “Just trying to figure out where to land it and what it’s going to do is the key, because these greens are really difficult.”

Moxness, an LPGA T&CP Life member and founder/owner of the Moxie Golf Academy, has good memories at French Lick Resort as it was the site of her 2012 Senior division win, and thanks to a T3 finish at this event in 2017 she is set to compete at the 2018 Senior LPGA Championship.

“Absolutely, I’m looking forward to playing. That’s a great event at French Lick, it’s one of the most difficult courses we play.”

The top five finishers in the Senior division will qualify for the 2019 Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort as well as any competitors over the age of 45 who finish in the top 10 in the Championship division.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Barbara Moxness -1 72-71—143
2 Kelley Brooke +4 74-74—148
T3 Kathleen Ricci +6 73-77—150
T3 Cathy Johnston-Forbes +6 73-77—150
T3 Teresa Ishiguro +6 74-76—150
T6 Joy Bonhurst +7 73-78—151
T6 Laurie Rinker +7 76-75—151

NOTABLE QUOTES

Jimin Kang, on her second round:

“All the instructors always say, ‘take it one shot at a time.’ I think that’s what I did today. I won’t say that I listened to my own advice, but I think that’s what happened.”

Charlaine Hirst, on playing close to home:

“I love this course, it’s one of my favorites in the area. Being local I’ve got a lot of friends in the area, and people that I work with and give lessons to so it’s fun to have them come out and watch me play. Being at home is always fun, sleeping in my own bed and getting to relax at home at the end of the day is always nice.”

Joanna Coe, on her second-round play:

“Definitely happy with the way I played today. I hit it so much better today, and I actually made some pretty good par saves. I hit it well, I probably could’ve shot a couple under, but you have to protect some of these putts you could slam some by that you don’t mean to. It’s hard to make birdies out here.” 

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2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship First-Round Notes

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Pinehurst No. 8 | Pinehurst, N.C. | Aug. 27-29, 2018
Aug. 27, 2018

Media Contact: Brianne Wigley (386-341-7331)

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 BERMINGHAM ON TOP THROUGH FIRST ROUND

The first-round of the 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship got off to a hot start on Monday at Pinehurst No. 8, with afternoon temperatures hitting the 90s. The heat was no problem for Long Beach, California native Jennifer Bermingham as she was the only player across all three divisions to shoot under par on Monday with a one-under 71. Bermingham holds a one-shot lead in the Championship division over Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Seul-Ki Park (Winchester, Mass.).

“I hit it really good, I putted really good,” Bermingham said of her first round. “It’s nice to be here. I really enjoy being a T&CP member and to be playing at the National Championship means a lot to me, so I’m really happy to be here and it gives me some extra motivation to play well.”

The top eight finishers in the Championship division will go on to represent the LPGA T&CP in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of five major championships on the LPGA Tour, which will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

Bermingham qualified for the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship where she made the cut and said she has been itching to play in the major championship again. “I want to qualify,” Bermingham said. “I want to be in the top eight.”

The LPGA T&CP National Championship was originally organized in 1983 to provide additional playing opportunities for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. The three-day competition has since grown to become recognized as the premier tournament for women golf professionals in the world. The tournament features three divisions: Championship (6,292 yards), Challenge (5,972) and Senior (50+, 5,710 yards). The field will be cut to the Top 70 and ties after 36 holes.

The 54-hole, stroke-play Championship is being held on the Tom Fazio-designed Pinehurst No. 8 course for the third-time in event history and the first since 2008.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Jennifer Bermingham -1 71
T2 Jimin Kang E 72
T2 Seul-Ki Park E 72
T2 Maggie Will E 72
T4 Ashley Grier +1 73
T4 Lisa Grimes +1 73
T4 Stephanie Eiswerth +1 73

KANG MAKES LPGA T&CP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT

Two-time LPGA Tour winner Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) is no stranger to competition, however she was a newbie on Monday playing in her first-ever LPGA T&CP National Championship. Kang was two-under on the front nine at Pinehurst No. 8, with one slip-up double bogey on No. 16 she finished even par and just one shot off the first-round Championship division lead.

In 2013, Kang was forced to take time off from golf and she summarized her experience simply on Monday: “I was misdiagnosed, and I was over-medicated. I couldn’t even talk or walk. I almost died.”

While Kang is healthy now, it’s been a long road to recovery and she said she needs to get stronger to accomplish her goal of returning to the LPGA Tour. “This is one of the tournaments I wanted to play in to test myself. To see if my strength was there to do it. I need to get stronger still. I’m learning to listen to my body, but sometimes it’s hard.”

Kang has kept busy this season, playing in five LPGA Tour events, and she was clear about three goals she has for her future: play on the LPGA Tour again, finish in the top eight at the LPGA T&CP National Championship, and get her LPGA Class A teaching certification. She then noted, “my goal is to play decent golf first, and I know the result will come afterwards.”

 PINEHURST NATIVE LEADS WAY IN CHALLENGE DIVISION
Defending champion in the Challenge division, Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, N.C.) picked up where she left off on Monday with a 4-over 76 to lead the division by two strokes. Hirst is a Teaching Professional at the nearby Country Club of Whispering Pines and estimated she’s played just two rounds of golf all year, so was quite happy with the first day’s results.

 CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Charlaine Hirst +4 76
2 Joellyn Crooks +6 78
3 Christie Quinn +8 80
T4 Janean Murphy +9 81
T4 Bobbi Salmon +9 81

REIGNING SENIOR DIVISION CHAMP OFF TO GOOD START

North Carolina native Cathy Johnston-Forbes (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) got off to a solid start in her title defense with a 1-over 73 on Monday morning, just one shot behind first-round co-leaders Barbara Moxness (Edina, Minn.) and Maggie Will (Richmond, Va.).

“It’s fun,” Johnston-Forbes said about returning as the defending champion. “I felt like I had good local knowledge being from North Carolina that helped me last year. I haven’t played this course though, just one time, so I knew I had a challenge today. It’s fun to come back to this event and feel like I have something new in front of me.”

In 2017, Johnston-Forbes won the Senior division, in her first time competing in the category. At the 2017 Senior LPGA Championship she finished T9 on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.

Marjorie Jones (New York, N.Y.) the Head Professional/Director of Instruction at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, had a hole-in-one on Monday at Pinehurst No. 8 on the par-3 fifth hole en route to a first-round 76.

The top five finishers in the Senior division will qualify for the 2019 Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort as well as any competitors over the age of 45 who finish in the top 10 in the Championship division.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Barbara Moxness E 72
T2 Cathy Johnston-Forbes +1 73
T2 Kathleen Ricci +1 73
T2 Joy Bonhurst +1 73
T3 Sherry Andonian-Smith +2 74
T3 Kelley Brooke +2 74
T3 Teresa Ishiguro +2 74

NOTABLE QUOTES

Jimin Kang, on her even par round:

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in competition. I really enjoyed it. It’s a learning process. At the same time, I was trying to figure out these greens during the round. I won’t complain about my round. If I can improve tomorrow, then it will definitely show that I learned something today.”

Ashley Grier, on playing in the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship:

“I was overwhelmed with all the messages I got leading up to it. I didn’t score great, but I feel like I hit the ball well, and I handled the difficulty of the course better than I expected. It gave me confidence knowing that I can still do it. This is a great event, it’s cool they give out the exemptions. I look forward to staying patient and making it back again.”

2017 Championship division winner, Wendy Doolan (+4), on her first experience at Pinehurst No. 8:

“The course is fantastic. It’s a great challenge to get the ball close to the hole. I’m looking forward to another opportunity tomorrow.”

Cathy Johnston-Forbes, on her strategy for Pinehurst No. 8:

“I played well, I hit a lot of good shots into greens. I didn’t drive the ball well, so I hit 3-wood most of the day, I had a few wayward drives. I really just tried to play smart.”

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Results – 2017 Titleist Pro-Am


SUNDAY, September 3, 2017 at Mid Pines Golf Club the LPGA T&CP National Championship Titleist Pro-Am was held in Southern Pines, NC.

It was a perfect weather day with lots of golf.  Below are the results

GROSS
1. Gail Graham / 58
2. Jamie Zimron / 59
3. Audrey Nelson / 59
4. Charlaine Hirst / 60

NET
1. Cindy Miller / 55.2
2. Cathy Edelen / 56.4
3. Penny Dell / 57.5
4. Liz Cooper / 57.8

ALL LADIES – GROSS
1. Jean Bartholomew /59

ALL LADIES -NET
1. Christi Dorece / 56.9

SPECIAL CONTESTS

CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTEST presented by Barrington
Male: Rick Edelen
Female: Susie Watterson
LPGA Pro: Louise Ball

LONGEST DRIVE CONTEST presented by Titleist
Male: John Miller
Female: Yvonne Cox

 

Final Results – 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida
Final-Round Notes
August 31, 2016

Lisa Grimes Wins LPGA T&CP National Championship
Susan Fasoldt wins Challenge Division, Lori Atsedes claims Senior Division title

Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, Minn.), needed only a 1-under par 71 to claim her first LPGA T&CP National Champi­onship at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Grimes finished five shots clear PGA Professional Karen Paolozzi (Atlanta, Ga.). Her three-day total of 8-under par 208 gave the former LPGA Tour member the win after several close calls in previous event and the $11,000 winner’s check.

Four-time winner, Jean Bartholomew (Palm Beach gardens, Fl.) and Kristin Walla (Newport Beach, Ca.) finished tied for third with a three- day total of 1-under par 215.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2      R3              To Par                             Purse

Lisa Grimes                            68        69       71                    -8                                 $11,000
Karen Paolozzi                       69        70       74                   -3                                 $ 8,000
Jean Bartholomew                70        75       70                   -1                                 $ 5,250
Kristin Walla                          73        73       69                    -1                                 $ 5,250

TICKETS PUNCHED FOR OLYMPIA FIELDS

The top-8 finishers in the Championship Division all earned spots in the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club:

Lisa Grimes                            (Alexandria, Minn.)
Karen Paolozzi                        (Atlanta, Ga.)
Jean Bartholomew                  (Palm Beach gardens, Fl.)
Kristin Walla                            (Newport Beach, Ca.)
Jessica Carafiello                    (Stamford, Ct.)
Hillery Sence                           (Maryland Heights, Mo.)
Amanda McCurdy                   (Mansfield, Tx.)
Wendy Doolan                        (Lakeland, Fl.)

 FASOLDT TAKES HER CONSECUTIVE TITLE IN CHALLENGE DIVISION

Susan Fasoldt ((Sarasota, Fl.) came into this week at Reunion Resort trying not to think about her title defense in the Challenge Divi­sion but rounds of 72-67-71 on the Palmer Course got the job done however it took a two-hole playoff to do it.

Fasoldt birdied the second hole of the playoff to edge first-round leader Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, NC.).  Hirst tied Fasoldt with a 3-under par 69 for a three-day total of 6-under par 210.

“No it really wasn’t on my mind,” said Fasoldt. “I wasn’t trying to win; I thought that would be too much pressure.” She took home $6,000 for her victory.

 CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2       R3               To Par                             Purse

Susan Fasoldt                         72        67        71                 -6                              $6,000
Charlaine Hirst                      68        74        69                 -6                             $4,000
Teresa Ishiguro                      72        72        72                 +2                             $3,000

ATSEDES TAKE TITLE IN SENIOR DIVISION IN A PLAYOFF

In the Senior Division, Lori Atsedes (Goodyear, Az.) shot a 4-under par 68 to tie third round leader Barbara Scherbak (West Palm Beach, FL).  Atsedes won the playoff with a par on the first playoff hole.  This was Atsedes first win in the Senior Division which earned her $7,000.

Both Scherbak and Meyers finished with a final round 1-over par 73 which open the door for Atsedes.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                          R1       R2       R3              To Par                                          Purse

Lori Atsedes                76        69        68               -3                                             $7,000
Barb Scherbak            72        68        73                -3                                             $5,000
Carolyn Hill                 72        72        70               -2                                             $3,500
Susie Meyers              68        74        73                 -1                                             $3,000

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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

 

 

 

 

First Round Notes – 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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 Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida
First-Round Notes
August 29, 2016

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The first round of the LPGA T&CP National Championship kicked-off on the Palmer Course at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. on Monday and competitors were welcomed by high temperatures and typical afternoon summer storms. Play was suspended for nearly three hours in the afternoon due to dangerous weather in the area.  Play will resume at 7:30am tomorrow with 8 groups left to finish their first.

Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, MN) currently leads the field with a 4-under par 68. PGA Professional Karen Paolozzi (Atlanta, Ga.) shot a 3-under 69 and four-time winner of this Championship Jean Bartholomew is two shots behind with a score of 70 for the first round.

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

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2      R3              To Par

Lisa Grimes                            68        – –        – –           -4

Karen Paolozzi                       69        – –        – –           -3

Jean Bartholomew                70        – –         – –         -2

Jessica Carafiello                    71        – –         – –           -1


HOT START FOR HIRST

The 20 competitors in the Challenge Division were glad to get their rounds in on Monday before storms moved in for a second time at Reunion Resort but windy morning conditions proved tough for the field. First-round leader Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, NC.) finished with a 4-under 68 and leads defending Champion, Susan Fasoldt (Sarasota, FL.) and Teresa Ishiguro (Ione, CA.) by four shots.

Hirst, said she had to push through the final stretch to complete her round which included 6 birdies. Consistency was key to her round as Hirst hit every fairway and all but four greens.

Fasoldt on the other hand got off to a slow start as she was three over after her first three holes. From that point however, she birdied 3 out of the 4 par three’s and finished strong with a birdie on her final hole.

CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2       R3               To Par

Charlaine Hirst                        68        – –         – –          -4

Susan Fasoldt                         72        – –         – –              E

Teresa Ishiguro                       72        – –         – –             E

Teresa Zamboni                      74        – –         – –           +2

Liz Cooper                              74        – –         – –              +2

Tina Tombs                             74        – –         – –             +2

SUSIE STARTS STRONG IN SENIOR DIVISION

In the Senior Division, Susie Meyers (Tucson, AZ.) grabbed the first-round lead after posting a 4-under 68 and sits atop the division leaderboard three strokes ahead of Ann Marie Palli (Scottsdale, AZ.) who was the only other player under par at 71.

Three-time winner and defending Champion, Carolyn Hill (St. Petersburg, FL), Janis Kleiman (McCordsville, IN) and Barb Scherbak (West Palm Beach, FL.) all shot respective rounds of even par 72 and are 4 strokes behind Meyers.

Meyers is no stranger to strong starts in this Championship. She said the day was a straight for­ward round and was able to convert on her birdie chances. Meyers had 7 birdies including a stretch of 4 in a row on holes 13 through 16.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                          R1       R2       R3              To Par

Susie Meyers              68        – –         – –           -4

Ann Marie Palli           71        – –         – –          -1

Carolyn Hill                 72        – –        – –            E

Janis Kleiman             72        – –         – –            E

Barb Scherbak            72        – –         – –            E

SECOND ROUND TEE TIMES

  • First wave tees off at 8:00am ET – (30-minute delay)
  •  Second wave tees off at 11:30am ET


QUOTABLE

“I waited three hours to make my final par putt of the day.”

Barb Scherbak on the rain delay at the National Championship

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2016 LPGA National Championship Titleist Pro-Am Results

Great day at the Reunion Resort for the LPGA National Championship Titliest Pro-Am. Great golf, great weather and great teams.  Thank you to all that participated.

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