State Tee Championship
Sook Yang finds winning the State Tee Championship surprising with the stellar names that she has played against over the years. She claims she is not a "Player" in the sense that others fear her skills on the links. Her approach to competitive golf is just as simple as playing one shot at a time with friends which for many is a great recipe to eliminate the stress that comes with winning a championship. Yang finished the three days with consistent play posting rounds of 75-77-76 to stretch the margin of victory to 13 strokes over Kendra Muir and Tammy Johnson.
Kathy Binkley won the Super Senior division with rounds of 83-80-79 with Carole Jones accepting Runner Up Honors. Lisa Mooneyham won the State Tees second flight.
yang HOLDS ONTO LEADWith 77
Nerves don't come into play when it counts says Sook Yang as she continued strong play from the State Tees on Thursday.
With a commanding five stroke lead she held steady. Five bogies, 1 double and 2 birdies led to a 5 over 77 and an 8 stroke lead going into Fridays final round. Kendra Muir of Pinehurst sits alone in second place with rounds of 83-77 (160).
Kathy Binkley and Tammy Johnson are tied for third at 163.
Sook yang opens with a 75
With a field full of big names with strong resume's Sook Yang rose to the top of the leaderboard at days end. After a bogie on the tough par 5 first hole, Yang birdied the par 5 fifth hole to level the scorecard. A bogie on the par four 7th hole had her turning with 37 on the outward nine. Two bogies on the inward nine was strong enough to have the only score in the 70's for the State Tee division.
Holding second place with an 80 is Patty Moore of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Three bogies in a row on holes two, three and four had her carding a three over 39 on the front. Three bogies and 1 double on the back has Moore five back sitting at 80. Carole Jones and Lori Teague fired 82's and will be looking to move up the leaderboard on day two.