Did you hear.... Abigail Schimpf is leading the 70th Annual WSCGA State Amateur Championship.

2 Under Par - 70


What a wonderful day for the first round of the 70th Annual WSCGA State Amateur Championship. It was as if it was a nice Fall day, overcast, high of 77, with a steady breeze at The Members Club at Woodcreek. The course was close to pure and pace of play as consistent as the Belmont Stakes. Taking the early lead is Daniel Island Club member Abigail Schimpf firing a two under par 70 who is coming of a tournament win at The Foundation Junior Championship last month. Schimpf was nothing but consistent with having 16 pars and two birdies for the day. Two shots behind Schimpf is recent LSU graduate Kelly Murphy with an even par 72 on her home course. Three players are tied for third including 7 time defending champion Dawn Woodard with a 74. Jacqueline Twitty and Savannah Hylton also fired a 74 for the day.

Other leaders in the Championship Division by Flight:

Flight 1

Abigail Schimpf - 70
Kelli Murphy - 72
Dawn Woodard - 74
Jacqueline Twitty - 74

Flight 2

Savannah Hylton - 74
Emily Rapp - 75
Karlee Vardas - 76

Flight 3

Katelyn Lee - 81
Catherine Loper - 81
Kayleigh Reinke - 82
Anna Freeman - 82

The State Division has a tight race going on for the lead as well. Coming out of the gate in round one posting 3 birdies for a total of 78 and one shot lead is Charlotte Twitty of Mid-Carolina Club. One shot back is the legendary Karen Ferre with a 79 edging out Natalie Huff, Terrie Allemang, Betty Armbruster, and Nancy Dodge by one shot to sit in second place by herself going into the 2nd Round. Rounding out the leaders in the State Division by Flight include:

Flight 1

Charlotte Twitty - 78
Karen Ferree - 79
Natalie Huff - 80
Terrie Allemang - 80
Nancy Dodge - 80

Flight 2

Betty Armbruster - 80
Julie Snider - 82
Nancy Holcombe - 83

Flight 3

Dana Halliday - 91
Leah Bohnen - 92
Jean Burns - 92

Other notable highlight:

Carleigh Greene on hole 7 from the front bunker, that has a lip as tall as a single story house, hit a great bunker shot to 2' to save par.

Round 2 will start with double tee tee times at 9:00am. Come out and watch some amazing golf, at a fantastic venue, with a beautiful course. If you can't make it out to the course, then follow the event on live scoring at:


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