JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Diane Lim of Norcross leads the Georgia Girls’ Championship after posting a steady even-par 72 in the opening round. The 35th annual competition is taking place at The Standard Club, June 16-18.
Reigning Georgia Women’s Match Play champion, Janet Mao of Johns Creek, is two strokes back at 2-over-par 74. Alissa Yang of Norcross also turned in a 74.
Ivy Shepherd of Peachtree City and Madison Barnett of Mableton each recorded a 4-over-par 76 to lead flight one. Flight two is led by two players at 6-over-par 78: Tyler Dawson of Woodstock and Claire Roop of Canton. Alejandra Ayala of Alpharetta tops flight three at 7-over-par 79. In flight four, Carson Roberts of Dalton posted a 17-over-par 89 to lead her division.
Entries were open to female amateur golfers between the ages of nine and 18 and must have a GSGA handicap index. Entrants must be at least nine years old on or before June 16 and must not have turned 19 or be enrolled in college before June 18.
The Standard Club is playing to 6,139 yards and a par 72 for the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship.
About the Georgia State Golf Association
Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to one of the largest state amateur golf associations in the country, with nearly 340 member clubs and 75,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs, management of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.