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Ellie Szeryk Jumps to the Top in the Women’s Stroke Play Championship
BRYAN – Ellie Szeryk of Allen jumps up 10 spots to the top of the leaderboard in Saturday’s second round after firing a bogey-free 5-under 67, to get her at a total of 1-under, at Traditions Club. She is now leading the Women’s Stroke Play Championship by two shots heading into Sunday’s final round.
“I feel really good, and I was very excited today,” Szeryk mentioned about her bogey-free 67 today. “I am really enjoying myself out there.”
The SMU Mustang’s bogey-free card consisted of a 2-under 34 front nine and a 3-under 33 back nine. Szeryk’s shots were on line and precise as she almost holed out twice today in the second round. And she has her wedges to thank for that.
“Both my wedges and putting were great today,” said Szeryk. “I knew what was working.”
Szeryk has been here before, in a final group heading into the final round and she is ready to dominate whilst in that position.
“I haven’t been in this position in a while, so I’m just going to soak it up,” said Szeryk excitedly. “I’m just going to go out there to have fun and be confident.”
After the first round yesterday, Camryn Carreon sat tied second, and now heading into the final round she is solo second. Carreon carded a 1-under 71 in the second round, putting her at 1-over total, and is content with how she has performed so far in the championship.
“Off the tee I kept myself in play and that’s what you need here,” Carreon said. “I stayed patient and that’s what I will continue to do for tomorrow’s final round.”
Recent NCAA National Champion Sadie Englemann shot a 1-under 71 in the second round, which jumped her up 8 shots to tied third. Englemann will continue to dominate as she is in the final grouping for Sunday’s final round. Texas A&M’s very own Lauren Nguyen joins Englemann at tied third, after carding an even-par 72, moving herself up two spots. Both are at a total of 3-over par for the tournament.
First round leader, Sophie Biediger of SMU and Audrey Tan of UNT (University of North Texas), are both sitting tied fifth as they are at 5-over total.
The final round of the Women’s Stroke Play Championship starts Sunday at 8:00 am. For more information, including complete scoring, click here.