Daytona, Fla. — Samantha Richdale played stellar golf at the LPGA final qualifier Thursday, carding the second best round of the day with an impressive 6-under par 66.
The Kelowna, B.C. native made eight birdies on the difficult LPGA International track and leapfrogged 18 spots into a tie for 3rd at -7.
Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. and Toronto’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham finished their second rounds tied for 39th at even par.
Kim posted a 73 to fall back one shot, while Lee-Bentham, who was in 8th place when the day began, carded a 2-over 74 after an opening round 70.
Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault-Sur-Le-Lac, Que. also shot a 74 and currently sits tied for 48th position, three strokes ahead of Bath, Ont.’s Augusta James, who captured the Canadian Women’s Amateur title earlier this year. Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que. and Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Ont. are all tied for the 103rd spot at +5
Smith Falls, Ont. native Brittany Henderson improved 20 spots thru 36-holes with a score of 74. She is currently a single stroke ahead of Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont. (+8) and three ahead of Charlottetown’s Lorie Kane (+10).