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Hardy Leads 2019 Women’s Senior After Rd. 1

Briefly:  Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia was the only competitor to shoot under-par during the first round after she carded a 1-under 71.  Three birdies and 13 par-saves put her in first, but by a slim one-stroke lead over Meg Christensen of Austin, who shot an even-par 72. 

1)   Marilyn Hardy              Magnolia              71
2)   Meg Christensen         Austin                   72
3)   Mina Hardin                Fort Worth             73
T4) Marian Barker             Lubbock                74
T4) Anna Schultz              Heath                    74
T4) Jan Rapp                    Dallas                    74
Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

Golf Course: Built in 1991 by renowned designer and course architect Ken Dye, Pebble Creek Country Club boasts a 6,896 yard 18-hole championship course.   Known for its natural backdrops at each hole which features winding creeks, hills and lakes throughout, it is a championship-caliber test on all aspects of competitors’ play.  The first round played at around 5,217 yards.

Weather: Thanks to the Fall season’s first cold front throughout Texas, the temperature reached only 80 degrees on an overcast first-day after Sunday’s practice round temperatures rose up to 95 degrees.  The wind blew northwards at 14 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. 

In Contention: Austin native Meg Christensen shot a 72 on the day to trail the lead by a single stroke entering Tuesday’s second round.  Following right behind her is Mina Hardin of Fort Worth, who shot a 73.
Three are tied for the fourth spot at 2-over 74, two being past champions in their respective divisions:  Marian Barker (2008, 2009, 2018 Senior Champion) and Jan Rapp (2018 Super-Senior Champion).

What’s Next: Round 2 shotgun starts Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Pebble Creek Country Club.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here