Team Canada teammates Szeryk and Lee T2 at Women’s WesternWritten by Austin Stanton / Golf Canada
Team Canada continues to impress at the Women’s Western Golf Association Championship with Amateur Squad teammates Maddie Szeryk and Jaclyn Lee moving into a tie for second at 1 under par after 36 holes at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, Ill.
Szeryk started the day T7 at 1 over par. She recorded five birdies and three bogeys on Tuesday to card a 2-under-par 70 and move to within one shot of leader Allisen Corpuz (Waipahu, Hawaii).
The London, Ont., native just finished her third year at Texas A&M, earning a First-Team All-American nod and finishing fourth in the nation with a season stroke average of 71.24 – helping her to nine top-10 finishes in 12 events.
Lee, started the day in a tie for fourth and the Calgarian had five birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey to post 1-under-par 71.
The Ohio State sophomore was the Buckeyes best player this season, leading the team with a season stroke average of 73.71 and five top-10 finishes.
Delta, B.C., product and Development Squad Rookie Mary Parsons is T5 at even par (72-72). The 18-year-old is coming off a win at the Future Links driven by Acura Pacific Championship in May.
Szeryk and Lee’s Amateur Squad teammate Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.) is T14 at 6 over par after a second-round 77 (+5) and Parsons Development Squad teammate Monet Chun (Richmond Hill, Ont.) is T17 at +7 after a 4-over-par 76 in round two.
The fourth member of Team Canada’s Amateur Squad, Grace St-Germain (Ottawa, Ont.), is T29 at 9 over par alongside Jessica Ip (Richmond Hill, Ont.).
Ellie Szeryk – Maddie’s 15-year-old sister – is T32 at 10 over par. Valerie Tanguay (Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.) is T51 (+14).
Sarah Beqaj (Toronto, Ont.) is part of a 12-women playoff for the final spots in the championship flight after a two-day total of 159 (+15).
64 women will advance to the match-play portion of the tournament.
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