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June 13, 2014

Ha takes control at Women's Porter Cup

Tonawanda News — Six golfers finished round one of the second annual Women’s Porter Cup within one shot of first place.

Thursday at Niagara Falls Country Club, Jennifer Ha broke away from the cluster.

Ha, the Concord, Ont. native who finished round one tied for first, shot a 5-under 65 in the second round for a two-day total of 134, three strokes better than second place.

Ha — who won Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Year in 2013 and is a junior at Kent State — is one of four Canadiens in the top five and six in the top eight.

In second after Day 2 is Brittany Marchand, from Mono, Ont.. Marchand tied Ha with a 69 in the first round and shot a 68 Thursday and sits at 137 overall.

Princess Superal, a 17-year-old from the Philippines, was one of four players tied for third at 70 after Day 1. She matched Marchand with a 68 and took sole possession of third place at 138.

The trio will play together in today’s final round as the last pairing. They’ll take to the course at 11 a.m.

Augusta James, from Bath, Ont., sits fourth after hitting back-to-back 70s. She’ll play in the second-to-final pairing with Brooke Henderson (Smith Falls, Ont.) and Stani Schiavone (Bangor, Pa.), who both sit at 143.

Maren Cipolla, Lewiston native and NFCC club champion, is tied for 29th at 151. She improved on her first-day 76, shooting a 75 on Thursday. Victoria Parker, also of Lewiston, shot a second-round 79 to take a 166 into the final day.

Rochester’s Danielle Fuss leads the local contingent, tied for 24th at 150.

The final round starts at 7:30 a.m.

2014 Women's Porter Cup Second Round Results Name, Hometown First Second Total 1: Jennifer Ha, Calgary, AB 69 65 134 2: Brittany Marchand, Mono, ONT 69 68 137 3: Princess Superal, Lipa City, Philippines 70 68 138 4: Augusta James, Bath, ONT 70 70 140 T5: Brooke Henderson, Smith Falls, ONT 75 68 143 T5: Christina Foster, Concord, ONT 70 73 143 T5: Stani Schiavone, Bangor, PA 71 72 143 T8: Hannah Pietila, Brighton, MI 70 74 144 T8: Meghan Shain, Bakersfield, CA 75 69 144 T8: Jessica Porvasnik, Hinckley, OH 75 69 144 T8: Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Quebec City, QC 76 68 144

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