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Dillard and Willis Lead Women’s Partnership

BRIEFLY: Dianne Dillard and Claudia Willis, who both live in Montgomery, lead the Women’s Partnership after Monday’s first round with a score of 20. The Women’s Partnership, a team quota event, is being contested in Pearland at Golfcrest Country Club. Dillard and Willis lead the mother-daughter duo of Valerie and Lindsey Mitchell, also of Montgomery, by one point heading into Tuesday’s final round. In addition to battling for an Overall Championship, the Women’s Partnership will crown winners in each of the four flights.

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GOLF COURSE: Golfcrest Country Club was originally built in southeast Houston in 1927 and moved to its current location in Pearland in 1971. The club is owned by its membership and managed by Sterling Golf. The tree-lined course sits on 200 wooded acres and was designed by Joseph S. Finger. The old school course will prove to be a tough test for the 2019 Women’s Partnership, as fairways traverse through trees and bodies of water. The Women’s Partnership will be contested at a distance of 5,277 yards for the championship.
WEATHER: Sunday afternoon saw Golfcrest Country Club take on over an inch of rain as storms passed through the area. Early Monday morning clouds turned into a nice afternoon with mostly sunny skies. The temperature was in the mid-70s for the majority of today’s round. The NNW wind was coming in behind yesterday’s storms at 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph throughout the round.
IN CONTENTION: Leading in Flight 1 is the team of Northcutt/Collins with 17 points over Hoyt/Bishop at 16 points. Sitting in third of Flight 1, with 15 points is Christensen/Robichaux. Flight 2 has Webb/Mayorga atop with a score 14, and they lead Meyer/Gonzalez by four points. The Dillard/Willis team holds a slim lead in Flight 3 over Kuo/Hamilton, who are two points back at 18. Flight 4 has Mitchell/Mitchell at 19 leading Davidson/Raska at 14 points heading into the final round.
WHAT’S NEXT: Tuesday’s final round will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Following play, there will be lunch served in the dining room as well as a brief awards presentation for the Overall Champion and Flight Winners.
MORE INFO: Visit our website for complete coverage of the 2019 Women’s Partnership. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates throughout the championship rounds.