Championship picture clearing after Four Winds Invitational second round
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - After finishing the opening round just before dark on Friday, it was a fast start to Saturday's second round at the Four Winds Invitational.
The Symetra Tour field not only tried to survive the cut, but set themselves up for the championship round on Sunday.
Heading into the final day, the leaderboard is topped by Louise Stahle and Samantha Wagner, who has held a tie for the lead after both rounds thus far.
“Keep doing what I’m doing. Keep my gameplan" Wagner said of her goals for Sunday. "I’m a pretty aggressive player, so that’s what I’ve been sticking to and pretty much don’t deviate. Keep that going, and it’s working well.”
Wagner and Stahle both sit at 10-under, followed by Jordan Britt and Augusta James at seven under par.
Still within striking distance of a win, James discussed her own gameplan.
“It’s been a little while since I’ve been here, but I can always draw from my past experiences, which is great," she said after earning a birdie on the 18th. "The only way I’ll do that is being calm tonight, being calm tomorrow morning, and getting a solid warmup in.”
On the other end of the scorecards, Saturday also ended the weekend early for much of the field.
The cut was made at those tied for 60th and better, which fell at a score of even par.
Notre Dame alumna Becca Huffer and Purdue alumna August Kim both made the cut with scores of one stroke under par.
The day did not end so well for Chesterton native Kelly Grassell, who settled for bogey on her final two holes to miss the cut by one stroke.