Elizabeth Tong T2 after round one of the Fuccillo KIA Classic of NY, Kirby T6

Elizabeth Tong (Symetra Tour)

Canadian Elizabeth Tong is T2 after round one of the Symetra Tour’s Fuccillo KIA Classic of NY, at Capital Hills at Albany. Tong, a product of Thornhill, Ont. is one stroke behind the leader, the Philippines Mia Piccio.

A graduate of the Team Canada Amateur Squad, Tong was bogey free on Friday, on route to an opening round 67 (-4).  Her best result of the season to date was a T11 at the IOA Championship presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, Calif.

Fellow Canadian, Jennifer Kirby (Paris, Ont.) is three shots back of Piccio at 2 under par. Kirby is a product of the Team Canada Development Squad, Amateur Squad, and the Young Pro Squad.

After starting on 10, she was one over on her front nine before dropping three birdies on the back nine to card a 69.

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