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Billings and Sedlar Take an Early Lead in Women's Team Championship

June 13th, 2018

Keene, NH- Following the opening round of the inaugural Women’s Team Championship held at Keene Country Club, the team of Kate Billings (Rochester CC) and Chelsea Sedlar (Nashua CC) are holding the lead at five under par, 67 in the Gross division.
 
The team had an impressive round firing out seven total birdies today. Sedlar, who is a strong player on the women’s golf team at Sacred Heart University, shot a Gross one under par, 71 on her own ball. Billings also contributed to a solid low scoring team round by carding two key birdies on holes 5 and 18. Billings talked about how the good dynamics between her and Sedlar helped them during their low scoring round on the course saying that, “it is always fun to play with Chelsea, she’s a great player and a good partner to have. I tried to play up to her level a little today and was able to contribute to the team a few times out there. I know we are looking forward to tomorrow and seeing where we can improve.”
 
Behind them is the team of Amy Peters (Hanover CC) and Betsy Knights (Hanover CC). The team finished their round today at one over par, 71. Peters and Knights carded 3 birdies throughout their round to help keep their score low, and prove that they should not be counted out going into the final round tomorrow.
In the Net Division, the team of Cindy Brown (Loudon CC) and Karen Brickner (Loudon CC) currently sit atop of the leader board with a round of a Net 8 under par, 64. There is a strong race behind them as five teams only sit one stroke away in second place.
The Women’s Team Championship is a two-day, 36 hole best ball event. Teams of two female players compete in Gross and Net divisions. This is the first time in 113 years since the inception of the New Hampshire Golf Association that an all-women’s tournament has been held.

View Round 1 Results Here: https://nhgaregister.golfgenius.com/pages/1496019

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