Serena Shah Leads a Weather-Suspended Women’s Stroke Play
Briefly: Round 2 of the Women’s Stroke Play Championship was suspended Friday afternoon due to severe weather and unplayable course conditions. Through 14 holes, Serena Shah of Carrollton leads the Championship Division after being even par through 14 holes. She carded 2 birdies and has 4 holes left to play. Olive Henry of Ennis remains atop of the leaderboard of the Flights Division. She is 7-over-par through nine holes in the second round.
1) Serena Shah Carrollton +4 (14)
T2) Nicole Vivier Austin +6 (14)
T2) Jennie Park Carrollton +6 (12)
4) Mina Hardin Fort Worth +9 (13)
T5) Amelia McKee Spring +10 (14)
T5) Brooke Nolte Melissa +10 (14)
T5) Madison Freeman Spring +10 (14)
T5) Hailey Jones Dallas +10 (12)
T5) Zoe Paige Slaughter Houston +10 (12)
Golf Course: Nestled in the tall pines of East Texas, Crown Colony Country Club originally opened for play in 1979. The beautiful and challenging layout located in Lufkin is a Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin design that has been rated by Golfweek as one of the top destination golf courses in Texas. The 18-hole championship golf course has played host to eight TGA Major Championships (the 1982 and 1988 Texas Amateur, 1989 and 2007 Women’s Texas Amateur, 1994 Texas Mid-Amateur, 1983 Texas Senior Amateur and the 2012 and 2017 Texas Four-Ball). Now, it adds the Women’s Stroke Play Championship to its decorated history. Round 2 is being contested at 6,086 yards for the Championship Division.
Weather: Up until 1:30 p.m., the temperature reached 90 degrees with winds out of the southwest reaching gusts of 26 mph. Play was suspended at 1:30 p.m. due to lightning in the area. Play for the day was suspended at 5:30 p.m. due to unplayable conditions. Round 2 will resume Saturday morning.
In Contention: Serena Shah of Carrollton followed her 4-over 76 in Round 1 with an even par through 14 holes in Round 2. The Southern Methodist University Junior started strong with a 1-under 35 on the front nine and sits at 1-under on the back nine with four holes left to play.
In the Championship Division, Nicole Vivier of Austin through 14 holes and Jennie Park of Carrollton through 12 holes sit tied second at 6-over. Mina Hardin of Fort Worth sits solo fourth at 9-over through 13 holes. With less than 9 holes remaining on the back side, Amelia McKee of Spring, Brooke Nolte of Melissa, Madison Freeman of Spring, Hailey Jones of Dallas and Zoe Paige Slaughter of Houston sit tied fifth at 10-over.
In the Flights Division, Nancy Beck of Dallas sits solo second at 16-over through nine holes. Rosalinda Adams of Spring sits solo third at 17-over through nine holes. Karen Northcutt of The Woodlands sits solo fourth at 18-over through nine holes. Jan Rapp of Dallas sits solo fifth through eight holes at 23-over.
What’s Next: Round 2 will resume for players in the Championship Division at 8:00 a.m. and at 8:45 a.m. for players in the Flights Division. Final Round tee times start Saturday at 9:00 a.m. off No. 1 tee at Crown Colony Country Club.
More Info: For more information on the 2020 Women’s Stroke Play Championship, click here.