Grimes Carries Banner for Past SALLY Champs


When the third round begins Friday, 41-year-old Virginia Grimes will be carrying the banner for the dwindling number of career amateurs at the SALLY Amateur Championship in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Grimes is the only past SALLY champion in the field and is tied with Taylor Leon for second place, just one stroke behind Julieta Granada of Paraguay.

Both Grimes and Leon scored 73s on a blustery day. The 20-plus mph winds, forced players to make two or three club adjustments to compensate. A brief but heavy burst of rain also made play a bit tougher than Wednesday.

Granada carded a 74 for a 1-over 145 total to maintain her lead.