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Lazenby Leads Inaugural Women's Mid- Amateur Following Round One

August 29th, 2018

Wolfboro, NH – After a hot and humid opening round of the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship being held at Kingswood Golf Club, Kim Lazenby (Cochecho CC) is leading the way after firing a 79 (+7).  Close behind are three competitors with each shot 81, Amy Peters (Hanover CC), Deb McGrath (Lake Sunapee CC) and Meghan Anderson (Lake Winnipesaukee CC) – all will be chasing down Lazenby in the final round.
 
On her opening nine holes, Lazenby navigated the first four holes of the golf course at 3-over par, with two bogeys, a birdie and a double bogey.  Settling down a little after that, she only added two more bogeys to the front nine.  Making the turn, Lazenby didn’t put anything higher than a par on the card until the closing two holes where she made bogey on each.  Lazenby heads into the final round with a two-stroke lead.
 
Peters had a consistent day on the course, shooting 41 on the front nine and 40 on the back.  She was able to add one birdie to her round on the downhill par-4, 7th hole that can be challenging with a pond within reach off the tee.  Many say the opening four holes of the golf course can be the trickiest and Peters managed to keep it to just 2-over par on those holes.
 
Finding more trouble on the front nine than the back nine, McGrath shot 42 on the front and 39 on the back.  McGrath’s back nine saw six pars and only three bogeys.  Throughout the round, she was able to stay away from any real high numbers, with only one double bogey coming on the 6th hole.  McGrath was able to finish strong and put herself into good position to chase down the leader.
 
Anderson, who has only recently returned to competitive golf, started out her round with a birdie on the par-4, 1st hole.  Though she followed that up with two triple bogeys, she was able to level it out and only put one more bogey on the card on the front nine.  Heading to the back, she did make two birdies including ones on the 10th and 12th holes by draining some lengthy putts.  Anderson has her eyes set on Lazenby heading to Round 2.
 
In its inaugural year, the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is a two-day, 36-hole individual stroke play event.  Competitors are flighted based on handicap and go on to compete against others of similar playing ability.  This year, Kingswood Golf Club is the host of the tournament with the course playing at around 5,000 yards.
 
Round 1 Results can be found here:  https://nhgaregister.golfgenius.com/pages/1286667
Round 2 Tee Times can be found here: https://nhgaregister.golfgenius.com/pages/1286666