KONO THE OUTRIGHT LEADER AFTER 36 HOLES
FRENCH LICK, Ind. – On moving day at the Donald Ross Classic yesterday, the top of the leaderboard featured plenty of players and at the end of the day it was Stephanie Kono from Honolulu, Hawaii with the solo advantage at 8-under par overall.
The UCLA alumna carded a 5-under par 66 in the second round, finding six birdies and one bogey to jump from tied for eighth to first.
This won’t be the first time that Kono has been in the final pairing. Last year, she was tied for the lead at the Gateway Classic in Mesa, Ariz., at Longbow Golf Club. The result may have been different than what she was looking for, but it is one that has her hungry for this new opportunity.
A total of 71 players made the cut of 1-over par. Final round action begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. ET with each group going off No. 1 tee.
Yesterday A Symetra Tour record was set in the second round of the Donald Ross Classic when four players recorded a hole-in-one, including three on the uphill par-3 4th hole.
Kayla (Shoe-Pider) Sciupider from North Carolina, Charlotte Thomas from England and Sadena Parks also from North Carolina all struck gold from 168 yards. The moment was extra special for (Shoe-Pider) Sciupider, however, as it was her first hole-in-one.
The final player to sink a hole-in-one on No. 4 yesterday was Parks. She used a 7-iron to connect for her first ace in competition and fourth overall.
To complete the historic day, sponsor exemption Brittany Kelly from Indianapolis scored her third hole-in-one and second in competition on the par-3 6th hole. The PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Woodland Country Club used a 9-iron from 130 yards.