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Student still atop women's amateur

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

DANIELS, W.Va. -- Sydney Snodgrass slipped to a 4-over-par 76 on Wednesday, but retained a share of the lead after two rounds of the 90th West Virginia Women's Amateur Golf Championship.

Snodgrass, a Ritchie County High School senior, held a two-stroke advantage entering the round and was caught by Nicolle Flood-Sawczyszyn of Morgantown, a three-time state champion, who shot 73.

Snodgrass and Sawczyszyn are tied at 4-over 148 entering the final round Thursday. They're in the last pairing for Thursday's final round that goes off at 9:40 a.m.

Kimberly Eaton from Shepherdstown, W.Va., is third, just two strokes from the lead at 150 after firing a second consecutive 75.

Adeena Shears of Elizabeth, W.Va., and Lauryn Davidson of Vienna, W.Va., are in at 153 and Natalie Cooke from Vienna, W.Va., is at 154.

Brooke Bellomy from Ona, the defending champion, and Caroline Ramsey of Bridgeport, W.Va., are locked at 156. Ramsey was the West Virginia Women's Senior Amateur runner-up in June.

Bellomy's round of 81 included consecutive double-bogeys on No. 11 (266 yards, par-4) and No. 12 (115 yards, par-3. The Campbell University golfer made her only birdie of the day on the 395-yard, par-5 seventh hole.