Haylock Leads MWA After Round 2
MANCHESTER, ME – After two days of play at the 2020 Maine Women’s Amateur, the youngest players in the field are stacked on top of each other atop the leaderboard with just one round to go. But it’s 15-year-old Ruby Haylock—the second youngest player in the field—who holds the lead heading into tomorrow’s final round. The Turner Highlands member moved up the leaderboard with a 73 today, the lowest score of the second round.
Haylock played the front nine with eight pars and one birdie to make the turn in one-under par on the day. After a bogey on Augusta’s tenth hole, she made an eagle on the 11th to get back into the red for the day. Despite bogeys on 12 and 16, her round of 73 was the best of the day by five strokes, and was one of only three scores from the field under 80 on a difficult day at Augusta.
Overnight leader Bailey Pourde struggled early in her round and made the turn at 40. After early bogeys on the back nine the lead was growing for Haylock, but Plourde made birdies on the last two holes of the day to card 78 and enter the final round only two strokes back and remain in striking distance.
Rachel Smith, the 2018 Maine Junior champion, sits alone in third place after shooting 78 for the second day in a row. Her two-day total of 156 gets her in the final pairing with Haylock and Plourde for tomorrow’s final round.
Jordan Laplume, the defending champion, sits in 4th place at 162 after a second round 82 today. Rounding out the top five are Kristin Kannegieser and Carrie Langevin tied at 164.
The leaders will go out tomorrow at noon for the final 18 holes of the championship. Be sure to follow the live scoring all day for what promises to be an exciting finish to this event.