Friday July 27, 2012Hedberg stays in top-25 heading into final round at International European Ladies Amateur Championship
After a stellar second round 68 at the International European Ladies’ Amateur Championship, University of Florida women’s golfer Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) took a slight step back Friday shooting a third round 73 (2-over) to fall to even par for the tournament. Hedberg had a slow start to the day, bogeying two of the first four holes, but a small rally with two birdies got her back to even after nine holes. Unfortunately, Hedberg could not get any momentum at the turn as she only carded one birdie to go with three bogeys on the back nine.
Hedberg still holds a spot in the top-25 as the tournament enters the final round. She found herself tied for sixth after yesterday’s second round and could still finish in the top-10 as she is only three shots behind the tenth place golfers. The tournament leader, Celine Boutier of France, is at 13-under and is currently holding a five shot lead. Tee times have yet to be set for Saturday’s final round.
On the other side of the globe, junior Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines) advanced to the Round of 16 at the Women’s Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship in Elgin, S.C., after winning her Round of 32 match against Aurora Kan, 2 and 1, in the morning. With a quick turnaround, Piccio had to play her next round’s match that afternoon against Vanessa Koechli. However, Piccio came up just short of the quarterfinals as she fell 4 and 3 to Koechli. Piccio actually was 1-up after three holes, but Koechli slowly regained the lead over the remaining first nine and then never relinquished it as the match ended on the 15th hole.
The summer circuit continues to be a busy one for current Gators as the calendar inches closer to the start of the school year, some of the biggest amateur tournaments have yet to be played, one in particular, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, which will feature soon-to-be-senior Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.). The tournament is scheduled to take place Aug. 6-12 at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio and will feature both stroke and match play.