54-Hole Event Continues Monday at The PGA Golf Club
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – A few New England PGA Professionals had impressive opening rounds at the PGA Stroke Play Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Seul-Ki Park leads the women’s field after an opening round 70 on Sunday, and Frank Dully is tied for third on the men’s side with a 70 of his own.
Park jumped out to a one-shot lead in the PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship after an early-morning 70 on Sunday. Park, the PGA Assistant Professional at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, Mass., had a balanced morning on the Wanamaker, which yielded two birdies and bogey on both 9s.
She trailed Taylor Babcock for most of the morning. Babcock was 3-under and her scorecard was clean through 13 holes, but consecutive bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15, both par 4s, downshifted her into a short-lived tie with Park at 1-under. Park’s final birdie or the morning, on the par-5 16th hole, rendered separation and the first-round lead.
Dully made five birdies at the Ryder Course on Sunday, including bookend birdies on the first and 18thholes. He enters Monday’s second-round in a group of seven players tied for third at -2, trailing leader Ben Cook by four strokes.
Sara Dickson, PGA Assistant Professional at The Country Club, carded a birdie on each side on Sunday and shot 78 to head into the second round in a tie for 18th.