Leszczynski leads 58th Iowa Senior Women’s Amateur, seeks fourth career title

Even a rainy day couldn’t keep Laura Leszczynski away.

The first round of the 58th Iowa Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Prairie Links Golf Course, Waverly, was contested under a constant drizzle. Despite the conditions, a 74 (+2) earned Leszczynski (right), of Saint Mary’s, a seven-stroke lead heading into the final day. One birdie on the front nine and two birdies on the back stood out. She alone was responsible for three out of only thirteen birdies in the field, nearly 25 percent.

Tied for second are Cedar Falls’ Jeanette Fredericksen, Urbandale’s Nicki Miller, and Dubuque’s Rose Kubesheski at (+9) 81.

In the net division, Cedar Rapid’s Nancy Olberding leads at 71 (-1), with Leszczynski one stroke behind at 72 (E). Fredericksen and Greenfield’s Julie Hartman are tied at third with (+1) 73.

Competitors look forward to calmer conditions and the opportunity to go low for Monday’s final round. They’ll need every opportunity they can find in order to challenge Leszczynski’s dominance as she seeks her fourth career Iowa Women’s Senior Amateur title.

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