Sunday, June 21, 2009

Duramed Championship Sunday: Whitney Wade Walks Away with 1st Professional Win

Lisa Mickey tells the story of the University of Georgia shootout Sunday at the Duramed Championship. 2nd-year pro Whitney Wade fired a 66 to edge Jean Reynolds by 1 shot. Misun Cho finished 3rd, 2 shots back, and Cindy LaCrosse caught Pernilla Lindberg for a tie for 4th, 3 off the pace. A 67 earned Amanda Blumenherst her 1st professional top 10, pulling her 1 shot ahead of Alison Walshe and Sophia Sheridan, 2 up on Maria Hernandez and Nontaya Srisawang, 4 up on Mina Harigae, and 5 up on Jane Chin and Dewi Claire Schreefel.

Reynolds has now pulled within a few thousand dollars of Harigae on the Futures Tour money list. Lindberg and LaCrosse jumped from 84th and 85th, respectively, to 33rd and 34th, while Blumenherst moved from 129th to 63rd. With Blumenherst playing at the Wegmans this coming week, she can only move down the list, though, as all the top players will be meeting again in Hammond, Indiana.

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