Indiana’s Potter-Bobb Is Eight Shots Ahead Going Into The Final Round
Fort Worth, TX – The wind picked up during the second round of the LNGA Mid-Amateur Championship, creating a challenge for the field of players. Indiana’s Julia Potter-Bobb stood firm and increased her lead during the day while carding a three over par 75.
“I started off really strong, two under for the round through five holes,” Potter-Bobb said. “The par threes played really tough today and it got windy. It got harder and harder throughout the day and I think that my score reflects that – along with just the general scores out there.”
Despite the difficult conditions, Potter-Bobb managed to increase the gap between herself and second place and she now has an eight-stroke lead going into the final round. As she heads into the last day, she plans to focus on playing smart and avoiding costly mistakes.
“I think it’s just kind of keeping the same game plan that I’ve had,” Potter-Bobb said. “For the most part, I was trying to just stay out of trouble. I did a great job the first day, today not so much. Truly trying to avoid those big numbers, as I think they can sneak up on you pretty quickly out here so I’m just trying to play smart.”
Moving into the runner-up spot during the second round is 2022 LNGA Mid-Amateur Champion, Gretchen Johnson. Johnson carded a 76 for the round and is one stroke ahead of 2021 LNGA Mid-Amateur Champion and 2024 Curtis Cup Captain, Meghan Stasi.
“I was really just trying to hit as many fairways and greens as I could,” Johnson said. “Sounds pretty simple but especially with the wind picking up and the course being pretty firm and fast, (it’s better) to keep it down the middle as much as possible.”
Johnson said she plans to keep the same strategy for the next round, saying: “Anything can happen, you can make a couple of birdies quickly or a couple of high numbers quickly so staying patient and really just grinding it out all the way to the end, and see where everything shakes out.
The third and final round of the LNGA Mid-Amateur Championship begins Thursday at 8:30 am. The Mid Amateur Champion will receive the Wilma Cup.
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