Woodard US Womens Mid-Am Medalist


USGAWEST POINT, Miss. -- Dawn Woodard posted one of two rounds under par on Sunday with a 2-under 70 at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. She earned medalist honors by three shots at 2-under-par 142 at Old Waverly Golf Club.
Virginia Grimes, the 1998 Women's Mid-Amateur winner, shot an even-par 72 and is alone in second place at plus-one. Thuhashini Selvaratnam carded a three- over 75 and finished third at 5-over-par 149.
Sunday featured the final round of stroke play before the top 64 start the match-play portion on Monday. There will be a four-woman playoff Monday morning for the final three spots among the golfers tied at 21-over-par 165.
Woodard is in familiar position at this event. She finished in second place during the stroke-play section of the tournament in 2005, but was ultimately bounced out in the second round of match play.
'I've tended to play well in stroke play in the Women's Mid-Amateur and then, by the round of 32, I'm done,' Woodard said,
Ellen Port had the other under-par round on Sunday, a 1-under 71. She tied for fourth place with Sydney Moore (75) at plus-6. Mari Miezwa shot a second-round, 6-over 78 for sole possession of sixth place at 7-under- par 151.
Seven-time USGA champion Carol Semple Thompson shot a five-over 77 and shares seventh with Laura Coble (75), Meghan Bolger (77), Patty Moore (75) and Lea Venable (73). The group came in at plus-8.