Fort Worth, TX – The Ladies National Golf Association Mid-Am Championship got underway Tuesday at the Golf Club at Champions Circle in Fort Worth, TX. The chilly fall morning had the field bundled up and many players had a slower than expected start to their rounds. Fortunately for Indianapolis’ Julia Potter-Bobb, she was heated up by the time she made the turn to the back nine. Her 38-33 round totaled up to one under par and was good enough to beat the nearest competitor by five shots.
Amanda Jacobs, Portland, Oregon is currently in second place at four over par. Potter-Bobb and Jacobs were tied after nine holes and then strong play on the back nine stretched her tournament lead to 5 shots. Potter-Bobb was happy with her performance during round one. “Today, I really wanted to keep the ball in play because on this course that is important. The wind had shifted from the practice round so I had to pay close attention on several holes. I had a good feeling out there and I was also able to hit some shots close and then convert those good shots to birdies. I made four birdies today and they were all within 15 feet of the hole.“
One of the reasons for the good feelings Potter-Bobb had today on the course may be because she has a special place in her heart for this year’s LNGA Mid Am Championship location. She is a former Dallas resident and is looking forward to visiting her old stomping grounds in nearby Dallas. “I have great feelings about my time in Dallas and I am especially excited to catch up with some friends during my time here.”
Second-round play in the event will begin tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and Potter-Bobb will be chased by a list of experienced players. Besides Jacobs, other notables looking to make up ground on Wednesday include past USGA and LNGA champions Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, Florida, and Gretchen Johnson, from Portland, Oregon.