KETTERING, Ohio — Helen Alfredson shot her second 3-under 70 on Friday in the second round of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
Swede Aldredsen, 57, who won the 2019 title at Pine Needles, came back from a bogey on the par-5 16th in overtime on the par-4 18th at NCR Country Club’s South Course.
“Yes, it’s improved a bit,” Alfredsson said. “Yesterday wasn’t good. Today was a bit better, which is what I needed. I think[the key]is to stay out of the game. I still have the advantage of being tall, so if I can just keep it on the fairway, it’s as far as the other girls.” don’t have.”
Letha Lindley has suffered a stroke after the age of 72.
“I did a lot of good things,” Lindley said. “I was a little disappointed at the end – just hit a couple squirrel shots.”
Last year’s winner at Brooklawn, Annika Sorenstam, finished 3rd at 70 under.
“I was driving the ball better,” Sorenstam said. “I missed a few short innings, but I’d say I was in a much better mood overall. I had a rhythm, I had some energy. It was fun out there, and just trying to go out there and enjoy it and not feel the constant pressure of what to do.”
First-round leader Tammy Green followed a 68 with an opening 76 to drop to fourth at 2 under.