Ingram Stays Out Front and Texas Native Linda Jeffery Moves Into Second
Fort Worth, TX – Past LNGA Senior Amateur Champion Sarah Ingram kept her strong play going and increased her lead after firing an even par 72 in play on Wednesday. Ingram’s even par round included plenty of pars along with two birdies and two bogeys.
“(I had) pretty much the same finish, one under going into 17 and bogeyed 17 again. I played pretty well, I’m putting well, and hitting mostly well.”
Even though winds picked up and the competition struggled, West Texas native, Linda Jeffery posted the best score of the day with a two under par 70. As a result of her strong play, Jeffery jumped up the leaderboard to end the round in solo second place. Jeffery, who now resides in Alabama, grew up in Texas and said the double-digit wind speeds she faced today were like a “normal day” and similar to the conditions she played in during her youth.
“I hit the ball well, and I finally started making some putts,” Jeffery said. “The harder it blows the better golf I play. I’m originally from West Texas, about 148 miles from here and this is a typical day so this is how I grew up playing.”
Jeffery had two bogeys during the round but carded four birdies on the back nine. She is now four shots back from Ingram going into the final round of the tournament. Deborah Jackson, who made seven birdies during her first round on Tuesday, is now in third place and one shot back from Jeffery.
The last round of the LNGA Senior Amateur Championship begins Thursday at 9:10 a.m. The Senior Amateur Champion will receive the Wilma Cup.
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