Fort Wayne’s Kees Second At Indiana PGA Women’s Open

FRANKLIN, Ind. – High school senior Amanda Detmer posted a 4-under-par 68 at Hillview CC today during her first ever Indiana PGA Women’s Open. Detmer holds a slim two shot lead over Fort Wayne’s Ashley Kees heading into the final round tomorrow.
“I made a lot of birdie putts today,” said Detmer of Madison. “This is my first Indiana Women’s event and it feels good to be in the lead heading into tomorrow.”
Detmer carded six birdies today at Hillview, coming on the par-4, 4th, the par-4, 5th, the par-3, 6th, the par-5, 7th, and the par-4, 9th for an impressive front nine of 4-under-par, 32. She also carded a birdie on her last hole of the day, the par-5, 18th after hitting her approach shot to 4 inches.
“I hope to continue to make birdie putts tomorrow,” Detmer said. “The field has a lot of good college players and college graduates. If I was able to win this event, it would mean I can compete on their level and that would be a great feeling.
Kees, who sits alone in second fired a 2-under-par 70 this afternoon, with the help of a hole-in-one on the 155 yard par-3, 8th.
“I had been hitting my irons really solid all day,” said Kees, a soon-to-be red shirt senior at the University of Memphis. “I hoped to hit it close on 8 and give myself a chance for birdie, and the hole-in-one was definitely a nice surprise.
Unlike Detmer, Kees has been playing in women’s events for years, and looks for her first win tomorrow.
“I have seen so many good players win this event in the past and it would really mean a lot to me to win,” Kees said. “This is a great field and I am excited to be in this position.
Brooke Beegle of Fishers and Kayla Katterhenry of Newburgh are currently tied for third at 1-under-par.
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