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Potter-Bobb fires 3-under-par, 69 in round one of IWGA State Amateur

Jun 27, 2018

Julia Potter-Bobb of Indianapolis, Ind.  finds herself in a familiar spot atop the leaderboard at the IWGA State Amateur Championship. Potter-Bobb has won the event four times in her career. (’07,’08,’14,’15)
 In the first round, she fired a 3-under-par, 69 to take the lead by one over Kayla Benge at Hillview Country Club in Franklin. Potter-Bobb played the par fives in four under par in the first round including a hole out from 54 yards on the par-5 2nd for an eagle.
“I hit it well and it took one bounce and went in and I thought to myself, well I’ll take that for the second hole of the day,” Potter-Bobb said.
To capture her fifth Women’s Amateur Championship, Potter-Bobb believes she will need to play three rounds under par against a strong field.
“There’s a lot of great talent out here, and there are two other great scores today and that speaks volume about the game and what all the women are bringing this week,” Potter-Bobb said.
Potter-Bobb holds a one shot lead over Kayla Benge of Plainfield, Ind. Benge carded three birdies and one bogey on the day to shoot 2-under-par, 70 in the first round. She credits her ability to save par on multiple occasions as the main reason for her first round success.
“I struggled with my driver today and it was really key that I made my par pu