PETTERSEN LEADS IWO AFTER ROUND 1

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Round 2 of the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open is today at Mistwood Golf Club.

Round one is in the books, and it’s a youngster at the top of the leader board.

Madassyn Pettersen 15, of Rockford leads after the first day at the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open.

Pettersen who has played golf for 11 years, or since age four, shot a 4 under par 68 to hold a two shot lead over Chelsea Harris, the Assistant women’s golf coach at Illinois State University and Jessica Yuen.

Ember Schuldt a 1 under par 71, after leading her pro-am team to a second place finish on Sunday is three back, with Katy Jarochowicz and Brooke Ferrell. Ferrell made he move on the 7th hole, when she jarred a 166 yard ace with seven iron. At first Ferrell didn’t like the shot, but she did shortly afterwards.

Just six players of the 66 players in the field brook par, the cut will be made to the low 30 players and ties after today’s second round.

Some other scores of note. Sunday’s pro-am winning professional McKenzie Lyng was 6 shots back at +2, Samantha Postillion at +3, Past Champion Diane Daugherty at +4, Kris Yoo at +4, Jenna Pearson at +5.

The Gog Blog will have a recap of round 2 after play concludes later today. For more of a recap on round one,please visit Tim Cronin’s Illinoisgolfer.net.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.