THE 24TH ANNUAL PHIL KOSIN ILLINOIS WOMEN’S OPEN is complete through two rounds, with now professional and former Northwestern women’s team member Hannah Kim leading the way by six shots. Mistwood Golf Club is the home of the Ray Hearn designed golf club, with a full performance center and clubhouse that is the home of McWethy’s Tavern. For more information call (815)-254-3333 or visit mistwoodgc.com
The IWO carries the name of Phil Kosin, the late publisher of Chicagoland Golf and the founder of the Illinois Women’s Open.
Northwestern University alumni Hannah Kim is destroying Mistwood Golf Club, shooting 68-65 over the first two rounds. She holds a commanding six shot lead heading to the final round on Wednesday.
Kim’s score is the lowest by three shots at the 36 hole mark of the championship. in it’s history.
Kim turned professional after the NCAA National Championship this past May. Kim’s 65 was a seven birdie and no bogey round, it tied the lowest score ever in a round of the IWO. Amy Neff also shot a 65 when she won the championship back in 2008.
University of Illinois Junior Tristyn Nowlin is in second place at 139 after a 68. Nowlin’s was at Mistwood 3 weeks ago, to play in the Women’s Western Golf Association National Amateur Championship Nowlin advanced to the championship match and end up in second place that week as well.
First round co-leader Lexi Harkins shot a second round even par 72 and is in third place, followed by Samantha Postillion who followed an even par start with a four under par 68. Veteran LPGA player Berywn’s very own Nicole Jeray, was tied for the lead after round 1, but shot a one over par 73 in round two to sit in fifth place.
Click here to hear the interview with two time IWO champion Nicole Jeray.
Defending champion Alexandra Farnsworth is in 7th place at one under par after a second round 71.
Making the cut which fell at +7 on the number is Bobbi Stricker, the daughter of PGA Tour player and Illinois Alum Steve Stricker. Steve is playing the role of good dad and caddie for Bobbi this week.
Final round tee times start at 7 AM, with the leaders teeing off at 8:30.