2021 Round One Pro Women Recap

Friday, August 6, 2021

Who shot the hot round: Paige Pierce carded a four-under-par 64, good for a 1010-rated round at the newly constructed Northwood Black course in Morton.

Pierce on her round: “After the first five holes I was three over par, I started off with a few bogeys. But I stayed calm. I knew everyone was going to be getting bogeys out here. There are birdies available.”


Paige Pierce shot the hot opening round in FPO Tuesday, carding a 1010-rated four-under 64 at the new Northwood Black course in Morton.

 

Who is leading the 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open in FPO after one round?

1stPaige Pierce (64)

2ndHailey King (67)

3rdMaria Olivia (69)

Game-changing moment: It looked like the momentum might be in King’s corner after she hit a birdie 3 on Hole 13 and Pierce carded a circle 6 after a tough-luck OB kick. But Pierce followed up with a birdie on the 731-foot Par 5 Hole 14 - one of three birdies in her final five holes - and finished out strong.

Standout Stat: 12 of the 18 holes at Northwood Black averaged over par on the day. Four holes averaged a full stroke over par: Hole 1 (+1.08), Hole 2 (+1.13), Hole 15 (+1.1) and Hole 18 (+1.13). 

Highlight of the Day: Pierce connected on a 280-foot sidearm throw-in to earn an eagle on Hole 6 (Par 5, 701’), a toss she called “probably one of the best shots I’ve ever thrown in my life.”

“It was one of those shots where I was just trying to hit the gap on the right angle and it absolutely went perfectly and hyzered out even,” Pierce said.

What’s next: Round 2 at Sunset Hills DGC, Pekin.


Juliana Korver smiles after sinking a long birdie putt on Hole 17 (Par 3, 320’) at Northwood Black.


Hailey King tosses a putt during Round 1 of the Ledgestone Insurance Open.


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Highlights
Previous Champions
  • 2020: Catrina Allen, Ricky Wysocki
  • 2019: Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce
  • 2018: Nate Sexton, Jessica Weese
  • 2017: Josh Anthon, Valarie Jenkins
  • 2016: Catrina Allen, Paul McBeth
  • 2015: Catrina Allen, Simon Lizotte
  • 2014: Catrina Allen, Nikko Locastro
  • 2013: Catrina Allen, Devan Owens
  • 2012: Sarah Hokom, Nikko Locastro
  • 2011: Al Hermosillo
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