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Memorial Championship – FPO Day Two Recap: Pierce makes moves to defend her title

By Baker Helton
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The second day of FPO at The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft has wrapped up, and there were some hot scores to match the rising temperatures on the course.

Before diving into the hot scores, we should note one player who played consistently and as a result moved on to the lead card for day three. Evaliina Solanen maintained her even-par score which did result in her moving down a position on the leaderboard but ultimately moving onto the lead card after breaking yesterday’s six-way tie for first.

Jessica Weese looked to be making moves to separate herself from the pack; however every time she would land a birdie a bogey was quick to follow. Jessica’s struggles took place on the putting green where she was only 60% in C1 putting today. She will be looking to dial her putt in at Vista tomorrow to stay on the lead card.

The story of the day came from Paige Pierce who showed her world championship-caliber play on the back nine of the Fountain Hills course. After starting the day with a rough few holes (a bogey on two and a double bogey on three), Paige was able to correct things in the middle of the course where she started a five-hole birdie streak from hole eight thru hole twelve. On hole 11 Paige’s birdie was benefitted by a good tree kick to give her a birdie from C2. Paige would continue her good shooting with a three-hole birdie streak on fourteen thru sixteen which ultimately resulted in her carding a four down on the day. She now leads the tournament by three and will be looking to solidify things in the shift over to the Vista Del Camino course tomorrow.

The last player rounding out the lead card tomorrow is Missy Gannon who threw one throw off her pace from yesterday but was able to maintain her position as others in the field could not keep pace. She will be looking to continue to fight for a top spot tomorrow when the lead card takes on new challenges at Vista Del Camino.

You can watch the live coverage of tomorrow’s round starting at 10 AM ET. You can also catch next day post-produced coverage each morning as the live broadcast begins. Make plans to tune in and watch .