FORSYTH, Illinois, June 16, 2017 - Lindsey Weaver (Bellefontaine, Ohio) carded a bogey-free 7-under, 65 to grab the 18-hole lead at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic at Hickory Point Golf Course on Friday. Weaver, who ranks No. 12 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list, will take a one shot lead into the weekend over Erynne Lee (Silverdale, Wash.), Charlotte Thomas (Guildford, England) and Chorphaka Jaengkit (Bangkok, Thailand). There are 13 players within three shots of the lead.
Weaver made four birdies on the front - holes two, four, eight and nine - and cashed in birdies on 11, 14 and 15 on the back. She closed with a par save on 16 and a pair of two-putt pars.
“I figured I was due for a breakthrough round and really go low like my dad always says,” said Weaver, who has four top 10 finishes this season. “It was nice to have things all work together. It has been awhile since I’ve had a round like this.”
Weaver’s previous low round this season were two 68’s - one at the Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY and one at the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic. She finished in the top 10 in both events.
“I’ve been hitting the ball really well the last couple of weeks, especially last week at Blackthorn (Four Winds Invitational), but I just didn’t score,” said Weaver. “I knew coming here that if I kept doing the same things and gave myself chances, I could put together a good round.”
Weaver was on target with her irons all day and that led to good looks. She hit 12-of-14 fairways and 16-of-18 greens in regulation.
“I gave myself a lot of opportunities within ten feet and I was able to hit them.”
Weaver knows that Hickory Point Golf Course is very scoreable and she will have to continue to go low in order to secure her first win.
A total of 23 players posted rounds of 69 or better.
“65 is definitely not safe, I have a lot of work to do over the next few days if I’m going to have a chance at anything,” said Weaver. “I just want to take it one shot at a time. It’s great to see my name up there (leaderboard) again, but there is a lot of golf left.”
Weaver played one year of college golf at Notre Dame - where she climbed to the number one golfer in the country in the fall season - before transferring to Arizona for her final three years of college.
In a year dominated by rookies, she would be the fifth rookie to win this season.