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Francella leads group with local ties at U.S. Women's Open

Posted July 10, 2009
Updated February 14

There are ten golfers competing in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Saucon Valley Country Club with ties to the Triangle area, and all of them are looking up at Meaghan Francella on the scoreboard. 

Francella, a graduate from North Carolina, is at +3 after two rounds following a one-over-par 72 Friday, seven shots off the lead currently held by Cristie Kerr.

Meanwhile, Katherine Perry, a 17 year-old rising senior from Athens Drive High School, finished her first U.S. Open at +20.

Perry, who won’t make the cut to play the weekend, did make par on four of her last five holes to end the tournament on a high note.

Though the current Jaguar won’t be teeing it up on Saturday and Sunday, a number of other players with connections to the Triangle will.

Along with Francella, former Duke players Anna Grzebien, Mina Harigae, and Brittany Lang appear on their way to a made cut.

Grzebien is in the clubhouse at +8, one shot better than the projected cut line, while Lang has finished her second round one shot better.

Harigae, who ended +1 on the day, sits comfortably at seven over par.

Two players linked to our area that are hoping to be around for the final two rounds are former Duke athletes Amanda Blumenherst and Jennie Lee, both of whom finished at +9 after 36 holes – right on a cut line that has hovered between +8 and +9 throughout the afternoon and early evening.

Lindy Duncan, who will start her Duke career in a few weeks, finished at +12 for her two rounds, while former Blue Devil Rebecca Kim finished her Open at +31.

Briana Vega, an N.C. State grad, shot a 160 for a two-day total of +18.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
9th
SFG 11
KAN 4
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
Final
NEB 42
RUTG 24
Final
KST 23
TEX 0
Final
ARK 45
UAB 17
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
EMICH 17
NILL 28
Final
NAVY 41
SJST 31
Final
BST 35
AKR 21
Final
GASTATE 31
GASO 69
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
Final
WMICH 42
OHIO 21
Final
COL 37
UCLA 40
Final
UMO 10
KSU 3
Final
WAKE 17
BC 23
Final
BUF 14
CMICH 20
Final
MARS 35
FATL 16
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
Final
SMISS 20
LATU 31
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
Final
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
Final
WASU 37
ARZ 59
 
Final
CLEM 16
SYR 6
Final
LAMON 18
TXST 22
 
Final
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 34
Final
COLST 45
WYO 31
 
Final
LSU 10
MISS 7
Final
TENN 20
ALA 34
 
Final
AUB 42
SCAR 35
1st OT
PSU 24
OSU 24
 
3rd
UTAH 10
USC 14
 
2nd
WASH 0
ARST 0
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
Final
TOR 1
BOS 4
Final
NYI 7
DAL 5
Final
PHI 4
DET 2
Final
OTT 2
NJD 3
Final
MON 3
NYR 1
Final
STL 3
CHI 2
Final
NAS 0
PIT 3
Final
MIN 7
TAM 2
Final
ARI 2
FLA 1
 
2nd Intermission
CAL 1
WAS 2
 
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14