Mehmet-Grohn leads 96th Iowa Women’s Amateur at Elmwood CC
Amelia Mehmet-Grohn, of Ames, finished T2nd in last year’s Iowa Women’s Amateur. This year she is looking to improve on that result.
Mehmet-Grohn (pictured right), the 2019 Iowa Women’s Player of the Year, got off to a nice start to accomplish that goal at Elmwood Country Club on Monday during the opening round of the 96th Iowa Women’s Amateur. An even par round of 70 leaves Mehmet-Grohn a shot ahead of Iowa State University teammate Joy Chou, of Ames. Mehmet-Grohn offset four bogeys with four birdies during the opening round.
Joy Chou, who like Mehmet-Grohn finished T2nd in last years event, finished with a round of 71 (+1) on Monday that included a healthy dose of pars (13). Mason City’s Sydney Eaton and Ames’ YiTing (Ruby) Chou both sit just three shots off the lead after posting rounds of 73 (+3).
Defending champion Paige Hoffman, of West Des Moines, shot 80 (+10) and will look to make a move in tomorrow’s second round.
In the Open Division Carroll Dethrow, of Nevada, leads following a round of 80 (+10). A trio of players sit just four shots back at 84 (+14).