Thiele Extends Lead Over Competitors at Women’s Amateur Championship

Wahoo’s Haley Thiele extended her lead after the second round of the 45th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship at York Country Club on Thursday, and now leads by eight strokes.

Thiele posted her second straight round of 72 (+2), despite making just two birdies, and leads with a 144 (+4) total. Starting on the back nine, the Husker golfer birdied the quirky, par-4 17th hole to make up for an earlier bogey and make the turn in 35 (E). However, she had a shaky stretch to start the front nine, beginning with a double-bogey on No. 1 and a bogey on No. 2. She righted the ship though with six straight pars and closed with a birdie for the second straight day.

The Final Round begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, with the leaders set to start at 9:06 a.m. off No. 1.