Area Golf Digest

Baik, Shepard open play in GSGA Top 60 Classic

Ji Eun Baik and Jodie Shepard opened the Georgia State Golf Association’s annual Top 60 Women’s Classic on Wednesday at Green Island Country Club in Columbus.

Baik, headed to Mississippi State’s women’s golf program this fall, finished six shots off the lead after closing in on a top-five effort in the first round before hitting trouble on her final hole.

A triple-bogey on the par-4, ninth hole left Baik at a 7-over 78 for the round. She heads into today’s final 18 holes tied for 13th place. 

Caitlin Watts of LaGrange finished as Wednesday’s first-round leader with a 1-over 71, one stroke ahead of Evans golfer Eunice Yi. Two players, including Carrollton High graduate Sydney Needham, are tied for third at 3-over with three more players tied for fifth at 4-over. 

Baik’s round included 11 pars and a birdie on the par-5 fourth hole shortly after making her turn at 3-over. 

Shepard finished Wednesday tied for 26th place following a first-round effort of 83. It included eight pars, two of which came back-to-back on holes 13 and 14. 

Shepard tees off this morning at 8:30 a.m., and Baik shortly afterward at 8:50. 

VAUGHN COMPETES IN U.S. JUNIOR QUALIFIER: Newnan High standout Carson Vaughn just missed the cut following the first round of Monday’s qualfier for this year’s U.S Junior Amateur held at the University of Georgia course in Athens. 

Vaughn shot a 79 to finish three strokes outside the first-round cut following an effort that included 11 pars, seven of which came in his first nine holes. He made the turn at 3-over. 

Newnan golfers Annie Swords and sisters Cameron and Jordan Daniel are scheduled to compete in Monday’s U.S. Girls Junior Amateur qualifier at Cartersville Country Club. Swords qualified for the national tournament in 2011. 



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