LPGA Parker-Manzo manages 69
Tammie Green of Somerset shot the low round of the day to improve to 3-under par.
By JAYME RAMSON
VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF
VIENNA -- After two rounds of the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, Kristal Parker-Manzo is the top Ohioan in the field.
Parker-Manzo of Cable shot a 69 Saturday and is 5-under par going into the final round of the tournament today.
She was at 8-under par until she three-putted to bogey the 16th hole and double-bogeyed the 17th hole.
"I had a couple unfortunate incidents, but I played solid other than a couple holes," Parker-Manzo said.
Parker-Manzo said she felt fatigued toward the end of the round and that could be because she is pregnant, expecting her second child in March.
"I play early in the day tomorrow so that should be better for me," Parker-Manzo said. "Tomorrow is a new day."
Tammie Green of Somerset shot the low round of the day at 65 to improve to 3-under par.
Green shot a 76 on Friday and was 4-over par coming into the second round. Green had seven birdies and no bogeys in the second round.
Barb Mucha of Parma shot a 71 Saturday and is 4-under par.
"I rolled a couple really good ones that just didn't drop and a couple others that I hit were probably not the best strokes but some days are like that," Mucha said.
Mucha missed some putts from less than 10 feet out that she thought would have made a difference.
"You make a good stroke and you're not sure why it doesn't go in," Mucha said. "If a couple would have dropped, it would have been a different story."
Susie Parry, originally from Salem, shot a 74 to finish the first two rounds at 2-over par. She missed the cut.
Ohio State graduate Meg Mallon shot a 72 to finish at par. Mallon birdied four holes and had three bogeys including a double-bogey on the 16th hole.
Marianne Morris shot a 72 to finish the tournament at 4-over par. Morris birdied two holes and bogeyed two holes.