Orlando’s Sandra Changkija has the first-round lead at the Flag City USA Classic Tournament at Red Hawk Run Golf Course.
The tournament is part of the National Women’s Golf Association Tour. According to its website, the NWGA Tour is a developmental golf tour for aspiring women professionals and amateurs who want to compete at golfs highest levels.
The tournament’s first day, Saturday, was wiped out by rainy weather. Players did get on out on the course for the first round on Sunday and will wrap up the tournament by playing 36 holes today beginning at 8 a.m. at Red Hawk Run.
Changkija, who finished ninth in last year’s LPGA Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club, shot a 34-33–67 and leads Kayla Lawrence by three strokes.
University of Findlay graduate Kasey Miller is in a six-way tie for 14th place after shooting an opening round 39-38–77.
Miller is currently ranked sixth among the tour’s 54 players with earnings totaling $9,280. She netted her first professional victory when she won the Eggland’s Best Gates Four Women’s Classic at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club in Fayetteville, N.C. Miller fired a 71-68-69–208 to win the tournament April 2-4.
Former UF golfer and Lima native Shelby Warner is tied for 22nd among the 30 golfers competing with a 38-41–79.