WARRENSBURG — Sarah Bell (Jackson) leads all players after the first round at the 91st Missouri Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships at Mules National Golf Course.
Bell shot a 5-under 65 Tuesday, including sinking seven birdies during the round. She’s followed by Hanna Hawks (Wellington, Kan.), who plays collegiately at Kansas. Hawks fired off five birdies en route to a 3-under 67 card.
In the Mid-Amateur Championship, two-time Women’s Amateur champion Emily Goldstein (Chesterfield) leads at 2-under — she also sits T-3rd in the Amateur. Goldstein sits one shot ahead of Ellen Port (St. Louis). Port is fifth on the Amateur leaderboard after one round.
Port, who has won the tournament nine times, is a 7-time USGA Championship winner. She is tied for third all-time in the category, sitting behind the likes of Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, JoAnne Gunderson and Jack Nicholas.
Former Amateur and Mid-Amateur champion Michelle Parrish (Columbia) is also in the hunt, shooting an even-70 and sitting T-6th on the Amateur leaderboard and third on the Mid-Amateur leaderboard.
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