The second round at River Run Country Club, Davidson, N.C. got a whole lot exciting for the Symetra Classic and the followers alike.
With four players tied for the lead at 5-under 139; Australian Stephanie Na, Irish Leona Maguire, South Korean Eun Jeong Seong and Fatima Fernandez Cano from Spain and this has undoubtedly paved the way for an exciting finish to the tournament tomorrow.
One of four players tied for the lead at 5-under par overall after 36 holes, Duke University alumna Leona Maguire (County Cavan, Ireland) heads into the final round looking to become the first two-time winner on the Symetra Tour this season.
“I keep putting myself in these positions which is always a good thing,” said Maguire, who captured the Windsor Golf Classic title in early April. “Made a charge last week in the final round. Hopefully, I’ll be a little closer and I’m feeling pretty comfortable back here in North Carolina, pretty similar to the courses we played in college. Trying to keep myself under the hole because these greens are slick.”
A year ago at River Run Country Club, Stephanie Na (Adelaide, Australia) ended two rounds with a score of 8-over par and missed the cut.
Na went 4-under par this afternoon, highlighted by an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys. She’ll not only be searching for her first win on the Symetra Tour when she joins Maguire in the final pairing, but also her first top-10 since the Fuccillo Kia Classic of New York last July.
Drawing from the first career Symetra Tour victory of fellow countrymate Maria Parra (Guadiaro, Spain), this week it is Fatima Fernandez Cano attempting to make it back-to-back wins for the nation of Spain on the “Road to the LPGA.”
“It did inspire me a little bit to see Maria win last week, for sure,” said Fernandez Cano, who will compete in the penultimate pairing tomorrow with Eun Jeong Seong (Yongin, Republic of Korea). “I knew she had gone through a little bit of a rough patch like everybody else. Knowing you are going to come out of it at the end if you just keep working, it gave me some hope in a way.”