HURST SNAGS LEAD AFTER SHOOTING 5-UNDER-PAR 137 TOURNAMENT TOTAL AT WHITE MANOR COUNTRY CLUB
Kwon in second place at the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship
MALVERN, Pa.- After the second round of the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship, Vicky Hurst of Melbourne, Fla., shot a competitive course record by knocking down a 4-under-par 67 at White Manor Country Club. Her tournament total 137 puts her two shots ahead of Diane Kwon of Fremont, Calif., who delivered a 3-under-par 139 tournament total.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event held at White Manor Country Club. This is one of two girls-only Invitational events the AJGA holds each season. The 78-player field features players from 21 states, Canada and Peru. The par-71 course is being played at 6,118 yards.
Hurst, who won the Birks & Mayors Junior Championship at Mirasol earlier this season, said her plan to win her first Invitational is to eliminate bogeys, play a steady round and make putts.
“Not much is going to change tomorrow,” Hurst said. “This year, I'm trying to keep my head there.”
Hurst also said she enjoys the camaraderie of an all-girl tournament such as this one.
“Some of these girls are my best friends,” Hurst said. “I love coming in the summertime and getting back together with them.”
Coming in second place is Kwon who carded a 3-under-par 139 tournament total. Allie White tied the competitive course record by shooting a 4-under-par 67 leaving her alone in third with a 1-under-par 141 tournament total.
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Final-round tee times will run from 8-10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees. For more information about the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship, please contact tournament headquarters at (770) 601-5196, or visit ajga.org.