Marian Barker Moves into Solo First After Round 2 of Women’s Senior
Briefly: Marian Barker of Lubbock carded a 5-over-par 77 to move into solo first after the second round of the 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club Tuesday afternoon. Barkers’s two-day 74-77 | 151 total tops a crowded leaderboard entering Wednesday’s final round.
1) Marian Barker Lubbock 74-77 | 151
2) Kelly Nittoli San Antonio 74-78 | 152
3) Marilyn Hardy Magnolia 79-74 | 153
4) Stephanie Blount Mission 75-79 | 154
T5) Mitzi Campbell Corinth 79-79 | 158
T5) Kathy Crumley San Antonio 82-76 | 158
Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.
Weather: Sunny and clear skies with the temperature reaching 83 degrees. The wind blew out of the Northwest at 17mph.
In Contention: San Antonio’s Kelly Nittoli sits in second at 8-over-par 152, falling just a single stroke behind the lead.
Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, shot a 2-over-par 74 in the second round moving her to third. Hardy enters the final round at 9-over-par on the tournament.
Stephanie Blount of Mission sits in fourth with a 10-over-par 154 for the tournament. Corinth’s Mitzi Campbell and San Antonio’s Cathy Crumley came in tied for fifth with a 14-over-par 158 total.
What’s Next: The final round starting times begin Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Players were placed into six different flights for Wednesday’s final round based off of their 36-hole total scores.
More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.