After recovering from a long trip, Rianne Malixi on Wednesday hit a 3 under par 69 to advance to the Citrus Golf Trail Ladies Invitational, still being caught by Vanessa Zhang at the club. Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Florida.
After hitting a forgettable 78 points to open things up on Tuesday, Malixi took down four birdies in the second round, taking on a single bogey to trail Zhang by five points with a total of 147 heading into the final 36 holes. of uncut content.
“I adjusted quite a bit today,” Malixi said. “I hit more fairways and greens and switched some shots. I also left some putts there, but so far, I’ve hit it very well.”
Canadian Zhang slowed down with 73 points, but still had a two-stroke lead over American Ffion Tynan, who shot 70.
Grace Lu, Sofia Essakali and Thanana Kotchasanmanee scored 72, 73 and 74 respectively to draw with Malixi, the best amateur tennis player in the country.
Malixi, hand throws International Container Terminal Services Inc. backing, nearly took an eagle on par-4 on number 5 before draining seven feet to win her fourth birdie on hole 13. Her only drop was in position. 3 where she misses a six-footer for face value.
This year’s two-time American Junior Golf Association title winner, Malixi will next compete in the Orlando International Amateur on January 4-6 at the Orange Country National and will face some of the world’s top tennis players. world in the Annika Invitational on January 1. 15-17 at Eagle Creek Golf Club, both in Florida.
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