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Barker and Nittoli lead after Round 1 of Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship
Briefly: Marian Barker of Lubbock and Kelly Nittoli of San Antonio sit at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 2-over-par 74, in the first round of the 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship.
T1) Marian Barker Lubbock 74
T1) Kelly Nittoli San Antonio 74
3) Stephanie Blount Mission 75
T4) Mina Hardin Fort Worth 78
T4) Julia Sedate Dallas 78
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: The temperature reached 78 degrees with steady winds at 16 mph out of the North North-West.
In Contention: Mission native, Stephanie Blount, shot a 75 on the day to trail the lead by a single stroke entering Tuesday’s second round. Following right behind her is Mina Hardin of Fort Worth and Julia Sedate of Dallas, who shot a 78.
What’s Next: Round 2 starting times begin at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at Ridglea Country Club (Family Course.)
More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.