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Sophie Biediger Leads Women’s Stroke Play Championship

BRYAN – Sophie Biediger of Dallas birdied two of her last five holes to card a 1-under 71 Friday at the arduous Traditions Club. Biediger, a recent high school graduate and incoming freshman at Southern Methodist University, is leading the 7th Women’s Stroke Play Championship by three strokes.  

 “I hit a lot of fairways and greens today,” Biediger recounted. “But putting is what saved me.” 

 The SMU (Southern Methodist University) commit drained many putts today as she tallied 5 birdies on her card. Biediger posted a 1-over 37 on the front nine but on the back nine fired a 2-under 34. She was able to bounce back as it can be easy to get out of position at Traditions Club.  

 “Before the tournament I worked on a lot of mid to long irons,” Biediger mentioned about her preparation pre-tournament. “This is my first tournament playing with college players, so my game plan for the rest of the week is to try my best.” 

 A trio of players, Camryn Carreon, Delaney Martin, and Kiersten Bryant are sitting three shots back after they all shot a 2-over 74 in the first round. 

 Carreon is used to this difficult track and has a great plan for this week. 

 “If you’ve played Traditions, you know it will get you in some spots on the course,” said Carreon. “So back at home I was working on a lot of wedges and my putting stroke.” 

 The San Antonio native carded a fiery 1-under front nine with three birdies. Carreon then made the turn and completed her round with a 3-over 39 back nine.  

 “My plan for this week is to stick to my lines and mechanics, while letting the course come as it does,” Carreon responded. “I left a few out there today, so hopefully I can get those back tomorrow.” 

 Six players sit tied fifth shooting 3-over 75 in the first round today and are looking to go low for tomorrow’s second round. 

 Round 2 of the Women’s Stroke Play Championship starts Saturday at 8:00 am. For more information, including complete scoring, click here.