One of three individuals tied for third at 5-under par in Prattville is Road to the LPGA rookie Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Georgia). The performance was her second-best opening round this season.
“I really like the course. It played different than the first practice round versus the rest of the week. It got a little dry that first day,” said Doherty. “I really like it. It’s not like a lot of courses you see, it’s more links style which you don’t really see that much over here so it’s fun.”
Doherty found her momentum mid-season claiming five top-10 within six starts. She even found herself in a playoff at the IOA Golf Classic presented by RP Funding, where she took home her career-best of runner up to Allison Emrey. This swing if tournaments have helped her climb the rankings to No. 9 in the Race for the Card, but she has missed the last two cuts.
“I feel pretty good. The last couple weeks hadn’t been great. I’ve worked on some stuff with my coach and got that all squared away, feels like at least,” said Doherty. “I am trying to find a balance between rest and working on stuff, because we do have four weeks straight. You don’t want to go at it too hard when you do have time to rest, so I am consistently working on trying to find the best balance between the two.”