Sloup in 2nd place at North Carolina Women's Amateur

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DURHAM, N.C. (June 15, 2016) -- Second round results of the 67th North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship of the North Carolina Women's Golf Association at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham, N.C. on June 15 (6,025 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating: 75.1/138).  

Bryana Nguyen of Chapel Hill enjoys a seven-stroke lead after a second consecutive sub-par round. Nguyen carded a 70 in round two.
Two impressive sub-par rounds from Chapel Hill's Bryana Nguyen have rocketed her into the lead following the second round of the 67th playing of the North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship. Nguyen, a rising junior at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will take a comfortable seven-stroke lead with her into Thursday's final round.

Nguyen, who credited her laser-like approaches for her first round 69, gives credit to her putter for Wednesday's two-under-par 70. "Today, I putted really well. My irons weren't as good as they were yesterday, so I had a couple putts for birdie that were outside 10 to 15 [feet] that actually dropped for me." Nguyen had a birdie streak on the front nine of her round Tuesday, but kept the birdies consistent during her round on Wednesday. She carded three birdies on each side, which helped to erase some bogeys on the inward nine. Ashley Sloup, who is in solo second after a second consecutive 73, noticed Nguyen's clutch birdie putts. "Every time she made a bogey, it seemed like she came back on the next hole with a birdie. It was impressive to watch."

Although Nguyen will enter Thursday's final round with a seven-shot cushion, she is not thinking about the trophy quite yet. "It's a whole new round [tomorrow] and anything can happen. Staying patient is important. There's a lot of opportunity for birdies out here, so if you just stay patient with it, they'll drop." Recent Carolinas Women's Amateur Champion Ashley Sloup is hoping some of those birdies will drop for her in the final round. Sloup played another steady round on Wednesday, balancing three bogeys against two birdies. "I hit the ball well and putted really well. I would have liked to have more putts drop, but there's plenty more golf tomorrow."  

Catherine Ashworth, who posted a first-round 72, fell a little shy of her goal today and dropped to T3 after a second round 78. She shares third place with Abbey Hartsell of Hickory, N.C. who posted rounds of 73-77. Only one other player in addition to Nguyen posted a sub-par round on Wednesday. Sarah Bertram of Concord, N.C. followed her opening round 80 with a solid one-under-par 71, which included three birdies on the card. Bertram sits 12 strokes back of leader Nguyen and tied for fifth. 

On the senior side, Angela Stewart pulled ahead of Kim Briele of New Bern, N.C. by three strokes following a second round 78. Patty Moore of Charlotte, N.C., the 2000 and 2003 overall champion, posted an impressive one-over 73 to increase her super senior lead to eight. Moore also leads the State Division (which plays a shorter course) by three strokes over Kristina Blaylock. 

The Championship and State Divisions were divided into flights after round two based on 36-hole scores. The North Carolina Women's Golf Association recognizes those players who qualify for the Championship Flight. A Medalist award is also given to the low scorer after 36 holes and all are recognized at the NCWGA Annual Meeting and Banquet, which was held at Croasdaile Country Club on Wednesday night. Players will compete for prizes within their flights on Thursday. The final round will be a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

67th North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship
Croasdaile Country Club | Durham, N.C.
June 15, 2016
Second Round Results
Par 36-36--72
Championship - Championship Flight            
Place         Name              Score     
1    Bryana Nguyen,  Chapel Hill, NC          69-70--139
2    Ashley Sloup,  Southport, NC          73-73--146
T3    Abbey Hartsell,  Hickory, North Carolina          73-77--150
T3    Catherine Ashworth,  Fuquay-Varina, NC          72-78--150
T5    Emily Stinson,  Charlotte, NC          76-75--151
T5    Payton Culler,  Hendersonville, NC          78-73--151
T5    Sarah Bertram,  Concord, NC          80-71--151
T8    Carley Cox,  China Grove, NC          77-75--152
T8    Kate Collom,  Charlotte, NC          77-75--152
T10    Courtney McKim,  Raleigh, NC          76-77--153
T10    Mary Katherine Donovan,  Hampstead, NC          78-75--153
T10    Mary-Katelyn Holanek,  Cary, NC          76-77--153
T13    Alaina Yeatts,  Durham, NC          79-75--154
T13    Jessica Spicer,  Bahama, NC          77-77--154
Championship - First Flight                
Place         Name              Score     
T1    Angela Stewart,  Greenville, NC          79-78--157
T1    Joliana Elias,  Jamestown, NC          78-79--157
T1    Morgan Laird,  Waxhaw, NC          80-77--157
T4    Annie Collom,  Charlotte, NC          81-77--158
T4    Debbie Adams,  Asheville, NC          78-80--158
T4    Sarah Spicer,  Bahama, NC          82-76--158
T4    Savanna Wood,  Boone, NC          79-79--158
T8    Anna Wears,  Durham, NC          83-77--160
T8    Kim Briele,  New Bern, NC          79-81--160
10    Susan Beaupied,  Pittsboro, NC          84-78--162
T11    Linda Daniel,  Huntersville, NC          85-81--166
T11    Stacy Vanzant,  Lexington, NC          84-82--166
13    Maggienella Basile,  Morrisville, NC          88-79--167
14    Ann Miller,  Chapel Hill, NC          83-86--169
15    Robin Gallagher,  Hillsborough, NC          93-86--179
State - First Flight                
Place         Name              Score     
1    Patty Moore,  Charlotte, NC          76-73--149
2    Kristina Blaylock,  Cary, NC          73-79--152
3    Sunny Han,  Durham, NC               78-76--154
4    Sook Hee Yang,  Jamestown, NC          76-79--155
5    Therese St Peter,  Pittsboro, NC          80-77--157
6    Carole Jones,  Hillsborough, NC          80-78--158
7    Dianne Yelovich,  Pinehurst, NC          81-78--159
8    Cynthia Curry,  Charlotte, NC          80-80--160
9    June Lee,  Durham, NC               80-82--162
State - Fourth Flight                
Place         Name              Score     
1    Marianne Hedgpeth,  Greensboro, NC          87-89--176
2    Pam Congelosi,  Vass, NC          90-89--179
3    Carmen Andia,  Whitsett, NC          99-89--188
4    Kim Jones,  Greensboro, NC          96-94--190
5    Carter Perry,  Hillsborough, NC          91-101--192
T6    Judy Carswell,  Morganton, NC          101-92--193
T6    Peggy Hall,  Belmont, NC               98-95--193
8    Linda McAlister,  New Bern, NC          99-97--196
9    Linda Bissonnette,  Durham, NC          95-106--201
10    Shirley Baker,  Wilson, NC          104-99--203
State - Second Flight                
Place         Name              Score     
T1    Barbara Munnett,  Winston Salem, NC          84-79--163
T1    Kris Flynt,  Greensboro, NC          85-78--163
T1    Maria Malone,  Greensboro, NC          82-81--163
T1    Rhonda Williams,  Rocky Mount, NC          80-83--163
5    Lynn Roloff,  Greensboro, NC         82-82--164
6    Kelly Whitley,  Greensboro, NC          84-82--166
7    Lily Lee,  Chapel Hill, NC               84-83--167
T8    Betty Zvarich,  Fayetteville, NC          89-79--168
T8    Cathy Garris,  Lucama, NC          85-83--168
State - Third Flight                
Place         Name              Score     
T1    Julie Maddox,  Cary, NC               88-81--169
T1    Karen Brookshire,  Asheboro, NC          89-80--169
T1    Roselyn Powell,  Greensboro, NC          86-83--169
4    Tess Kirkman,  Greensboro, NC          90-80--170
5    Katherine DeVore,  High Point, NC          82-89--171
T6    Clate Aydlett,  Elizabeth City, NC          83-89--172
T6    Shelly Canals,  Raleigh, NC          90-82--172
8    Ellen Ollett,  Sanford, NC               87-86--173
9    Jean Isaacs,  Morganton, NC          88-86--174
T10    Bonnie Montgomery,  Jamestown, NC          88-87--175
T10    Julie Shore,  Raleigh, NC               87-88--175