MCDONALD'S BETSY RAWLS GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Malvern, Pa. • July 13 - 16
 

Y. FENG, A. LEE SHOOT LIGHTS OUT AT MCDONALD’S BETSY RAWLS GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
Wong plays consistent to stand alone in third at White Manor Country Club

 

MALVERN, Pa. – Alison Lee, 14, of Valencia, Calif., and Yueer Cindy Feng, 13, of Orlando, Fla., took control of the second round and are tied for first after Wednesday at the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship. Feng and Lee lead by one stroke after posting scores of 2-under-par 140.

            Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at White Manor Country Club. The tournament field consists of 71 Girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states, Mexico and Canada. The par-71 course is being played at 6,292 yards.

Lee, a 2008 first-team Rolex Junior All-American, started her day off carding a bogey on No. 1, but quickly recovered and finished her front nine at a 4-under-par 31. Lee managed to make birdie on five of her first nine holes, Nos. 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9, and later added birdies on Nos. 13 and 17. Lee finished the day with a 3-under-par 68, which tied a personal AJGA tournament low.

“After I made bogey on No. 1 I tried not to think about it,” Lee said. “Even if you make a bogey on the first hole, you can still shoot a low round.”

Lee, a rising freshman and 2008 McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship runner-up, wants to focus on playing her game tomorrow, rather than thinking about what the other players are shooting.

Feng, ranked seventh in the Polo Golf Rankings, played a bogey-free round carding a tournament low round of 4-under-par 67. With seven career AJGA wins, the most of anyone in the field, Feng carded her first under par hole of the tournament with an eagle on the par-5 507 yard No. 6, and added birdies on Nos. 11 and 18.

“I was able to keep my driver and iron shots in the fairway,” Feng said. “I hit a good shot from about 90 yards out and it went it.”

Sitting alone in third at 1-under-par 141, is first-round co-leader Kristina Wong of Bradenton, Fla. Wong who carded a round of even-par 71, managed to record only two bogey during her round.

Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Calif., enters the final round in fourth after carding an even-par 142. Karen Chung of Livingston, N.J., and Kelly Shon of Port Washington, N.Y., stand tied for fifth after shooting 1-over-par 143.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries.

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Final-round tee times for the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship will run from 8 – 9:39 a.m. off the Nos. 1 & 10 tees Thursday, July 16 at White Manor Country Club. For more information about the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship, please contact Tournament Director Julie Kickbusch at (610) 644-9783.

 
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