“I don’t shoot even often, so it’s nice to come out.
I thought it was a decent round.” Ruthven’s Alyssa Getty, who finished ninth overall at this event last year, also wasn’t hanging her head after opening with a two-over par 74.
La Salle’s Audrey Akins finished at eight-over 80, Beach Grove’s Kelly Riccardi had an opening round of 10-over 82 while La Salle’s Megan Schauer shot 14-over 86.
Local players Jackie De Marco and Emily Stadder were also scheduled to compete in the event, but withdrew from the event before Tuesday’s start.
[email protected]/winstarparker Leaders and top local performances (in bold) from Tuesday’s opening round of the 101 Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament, which is being played on the par 72 (37-35) course at Ambassador Golf Club.
“I didn’t have my best day, but I’m definitely not anywhere out of it.” Getty, who attends the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, watched her long birdie attempt on 18 circle around the cup and refuse to drop.
“Things like that were kind of the story of my day,” Getty said. “I hit a few bad drives, that I wouldn’t normally hit, and I think that made me a little bit frustrated.
I’m fine, it happens, but I’m ready for tomorrow (Wednesday).” With a better feel for the course, Chan is also ready for Wednesday’s second round. “Definitely, I want to get the speed of the greens down because I was struggling from the longer putts.Other than that, I was hitting my driver really well and that put me in really good position to go for pins.” Roseland’s Jasmine Ly also had a rough opening round. 9, but that was her only birdie of the day as the 15-year-old Ly finished at six-over 78.A quick start gave Cordelia Chan a little too much time to think about things on Tuesday.The 19-year-old Chan, who golfs out of Essex, had birdies on four of her first six holes in her opening round of play at the 101 Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament at Ambassador Golf Club. “You start thinking more and that’s why, on the back (nine), I had no birdies.” She would bogey four times and finish the day at even-par 72 to sit ninth overall in the field and four-shots back of co-leaders Rachel Pollock and Monet Chun, who each shot four-under 68, after the opening round of play. “I three-putted both 17 and 18 for bogeys.” But Chan, who attends Williams College in Massachusetts, was quick to put her round in perspective.“This is my first competitive round of the summer and I just came out to have fun,” Chan said.“It’s just a fun tournament to play locally and I’m pretty happy with that round.