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Green In Top Spot As Rain Stops Play On Symetra Tour

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Rising star Hannah Green held a one-shot clubhouse lead as play was suspended at the second last event of the Symetra Tour season in Florida.

Green, who is already assured of graduation to the LPGA Tour in 2018 because of her position on the secondary tour money list, is taking aim at a third victory of the season to earn a ‘Battleifield Promotion’.

She opened with a 7-under 64 at the IOA Golf Classic at the Alaqua Country Club to be one ahead of New Zealand’s Liv Cheng among those who completed their rounds.

Half the field was still on course, however, when play was suspended due to severe storms in the area.

Among the early starters, Green putted out at the 18th just as the first wave of rain began to fall and has the luxury of not having to return to the course tomorrow to complete her round.

With seven birdies and no dropped shots on her card the 20-year-old West Australian was pleased with her day’s work.

“I didn’t miss a green today and that was my goal because I know the greens are quite small compared to last week,” she said after signing her card.

“I gave myself a lot of opportunities and to convert seven birdies, I was pretty happy with my round.”

While happy with her play on day one Green is trying to continue a good run of form that saw her claim her second victory two weeks ago which she followed up with a top five finish last week.

“This is probably the best I’ve played over a stretch of three tournaments,” she told the Tour’s website.

“I’m just really comfortable with how I am hitting it and I’m hitting spots on the greens where I want to roll it. I hope I can continue it for the next couple days and next week.

“I’m starting to think like two more events and then I’m on the LPGA. I just want to knuckle down these last two, but it is slowly starting to sink in.”

Play will resume at 10am local time tomorrow with the second round to get underway at 1pm.


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