Epson Tour

Marchand and Leblanc finish round inside top 6

Brittany Marhcand
Brittany Marchand

DAYTONA BEACH, FL. – The second round of the Symetra Tour Championship was suspended at 1:50 p.m. EDT on Friday due to severe weather in Daytona Beach, Fla. near the Jones Course at LPGA International. Five groups from the morning wave have yet to finish, while the entire afternoon wave at least started the second round.

Race for the Card hopeful Brittany Marchand finished her second round at 10 under, moving up into 5th from her round 1 position of T64.

“It was great to have a bogey-free round and see a lot of putts drop today. Great confidence going into the weekend. I definitely feel like I’m going off momentum from [the T3 finish] last week. My game is in a good place right now and it’s helpful that I’ve played this course multiple times. Today, I just hit a lot of shots close and made a lot more putts compared to yesterday.”

Maude-Aimee Leblanc is sitting at 9 under after completing her round with an eagle on 18. The Sherbrooke, Que. native has already secured her LPGA Tour card sitting 5th on the Symetra money list. Additional Canadians in the field include Maddie Szeryk and Jaclyn Lee at T47, Selena Costabile at T61, and Rebecca Lee-Bentham at T81. Lee-Bentham completed the first hole before play suspended and will finish her round tomorrow when play resumes.    

Competition is set to resume tomorrow at 8 a.m. and the third round will begin no earlier than 1:45 p.m. on Saturday.