Carter Takes the Lead After Shooting 5-Under 67 in Round 2 of N.Y.S. Women's Amateur Championship
MARCELLUS, N.Y. -- Larissa Carter from Auburn fired a tournament- best 5-under 67 Wednesday to storm into the lead with one round to go in the 86th New York State Women’s Amateur Championship at Tuscarora Golf Club.
Carter, a rising sophomore at Radford (Va.) University, recorded seven birdies and two bogies for her 5 under round of 67, and a two-round total of 1-under 143. “It’s my first sub-70 round in competition,” Carter said of her wind-blown masterpiece, which enabled her to pass six players and take a two-stroke lead into Thursday’s final round.
Carter, who started on the 10th tee, finished her round by stuffing two middle irons to within a yard of the hole on the par-3 eighth and par-4 ninth holes and tapping them in for her sixth and seventh birdies.
First-round leader Kyra Cox, a 15-year-old high school sophomore-to-be from the Centennial Golf Club in downstate Putnam County, carded a second-round 74, with two bogies and one birdie on each side of the par-72, 5,907-yard Tuscarora layout. Her birdies came on the par-4 seventh, and the par-5 sixteenth. She stands at a two day total of 1-over 145.
Bailey Cocca, playing out of Shaker Ridge CC near the city of Albany, completes the lead group after shooting a two day total of 146. Cocca birdied the par-5 fourth, the par-4 sixth, as well as both par-5s on the back nine, #15,16, to card a 1-under round of 71.
Two-time state scholastic champion Lindsay May, a club-mate of Carter’s at Owasco CC, is next with rounds of 75-73—148. Lauren Petty matched Cocca’s 71 and stands at 149.
A cut to the low 50 percent of the field, plus ties, fell at 162.
In the 7th annual New York State Women’s Mid-Amateur, for players at least 25 years of age, Dani Mullin, from West Islip on Long Island, who plays out of Southward Ho CC took over the lead with a 3-over 75 for a two-day total of 153. Mullin shot a one over par 37 on the front nine, with her lone birdie of the day coming on the 152 yard par-3 second. She finished with two bogies and seven pars on the back nine to shoot 38, and complete her round of 75.
First-round leader Lauren Cupp from Rome Country Club is one stroke back after a 78 for 154. It’s another three strokes back to Kim Kaul in third place at 157 after rounds of 78-79.
The Mid-Am cut to the low 50 percent of the field, plus ties, fell at 168.
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