A 25-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN playing in her first USGA championship has earned stroke-play medalist honors and the top seed at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La., where all three Louisiana natives in the field finished in the top 10.
Casey Ward followed Saturday’s round of 2-over 74 with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to become the second Women’s Mid-Amateur medalist from Canada (Mary Ann Hayward, 1998). Entering the day two strokes behind Sarah Davison, Ward posted four birdies and two bogeys on the day to record the low round of stroke play.
Davison, 35, a Squire Creek member who lives adjacent to the 17th hole, finished third with a two-day total of 7-over 151. Ashley Tonore, 38, of Monroe, and Kay Daniel, 44, of Covington, tied for 10th at 11-over 155.
A Monday-morning playoff would determine the final seven spots in the 64-player match-play field, with 11 players competing.
The 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 9.4. It consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with an 18-hole final on Thursday, Oct. 8.
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