2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open Round Three FPO Recap

Saturday, August 7, 2021

The big story: Paige Pierce extended her Ledgestone FPO tournament lead to nine strokes with a -7 round Saturday morning at  Sunset Hills DGC in Pekin. The margin could have been even larger if not for a couple of miscues on the back nine that resulted in bogeys on the 12th and 17th holes.

Pierce on her round: “The wind picked up on the back nine and that’s more what I would consider the story. The front nine felt very smooth and the back nine we were starting to think about disc changes and stuff because of the wind.”

The hot round: Defending Ledgestone champ Catrina Allen led the way with a 1003-rated -8 round of 53, a five-stroke improvement over her result Friday. Allen’s hot round moved her into a tie for fourth at -7 for the tournament.

Allen on her round : “It just felt a little better today. I don’t know if it was less wind or just the card was really grooving or what. Golf just felt easier today.”

Who is leading the 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open after three rounds?

1stPaige Pierce, -18 
2ndMissy Gannon, -9
3rdSarah Hokom, -8
t-4thCatrina Allen, -7
t-4thMaria Olivia, -7 

Let’s get it started: Casey Pennington (t-28th, +19) cashed in a two-shot eagle with a field ace on the Par 4, 636-foot opening hole.

Shooting Star: Kona ‘Star’ Panis (t-13th, +5) tied for the second best round of the day with a -7, moving her 14 spots up the leaderboard.

More eagles have landed: Maria Oliva and Panis both connected on eagles on the Par 5, 712-foot Hole 6.

Mirror images: The OB-lined Hole 12 (Par 3, 383’) played the hardest for the day with an average of .63 strokes above par per player. Hole 6 (Par 5, 712’) logged in as the easiest hole of the day, with an average of -.63 strokes under par.

What’s next: The Round 4 Final  at Northwood Black, Morton.


Catrina Allen lines up a putt on Hole 18 at Sunset Hills during Round 3 play in the FPO Division. Allen shot the hot round of -8 for the day to put her in a tie for fourth heading into Sunday’s final round at Northwood Black.


Paige Pierce putts during Round 3 play at Sunset Hills.


Sarah Hokom lines up a drive during Round 3 play at Sunset Hills.


Missy Gannon putts out on Hole 5 at Sunset Hills during Round 3 action.


Maria Olivia finished Round 3 at Sunset Hills in a tie for fourth overall.


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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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