MURFREESBORO — A pair of local golfers are in the Top 10 of the 55th annual Girl's Junior Amateur with the final round underway today at the Old Fort Golf Club.Hannah Nall fell from the top three …
MURFREESBORO — A pair of local golfers are in the Top 10 of the 55th annual Girl's Junior Amateur with the final round underway today at the Old Fort Golf Club.
Hannah Nall fell from the top three to ninth place at 7-over-par in Wednesday's second round, while Rheagan Hall bumped up into a tie for 10th place at 8-over-par.
The Cleveland Country Club members, who are five years apart in age, hope to save their best for last in a championship all but decided.
Eyeing a "three-peat" as the state's Junior Amateur champion, Mississippi State commit Ashely Gilliam has fired rounds of 67 and 68 for a six-stroke lead at 9-under-par.
The rising senior at Tullahoma High School has been at top form and has played bogey-free golf over 36 holes.
Clarksville High School upcoming junior McKinley Cunningham is in second-place at 3-under-par.
For Bradley County, it was Hall whose composure shone the brightest Wednesday.
After struggling a little in the opening round, the UT-Chattanooga golf signee shot 1-over on the front nine and was even on the back to finish with a 73 on Wednesday.
While Hall birdied four times in the opening round, some holes got away from her as she started with a 7-over-par 79.
Her only birdie on the second day came on No. 10 for the second time in as many days.
Meanwhile, Nall started the second day strong after coming in tied for third at 2-over-par on Tuesday.
Through her first 23 holes, the 13-year-old incoming Cleveland High School freshman was 1-over-par and had drained six birdies.
While she has seven birdies overall, the promising youngster bogeyed her final two holes to push her out of the top five.
Now, more comfortable with the Murfreesboro course, both local Lady Raiders will look to climb in the standings on the final day.
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