The Women’s Porter Cup survived a few preliminary days of threatening weather, but when the gone went off on Wednesday morning, blue skies and puffy clouds were all that the golfers saw. Expect this post to be updated with scores later in the day. Scores for all the golfers, including WNY natives Cipolla, Shaw, Creighton, Dantonio, Peters, Godfrey-Singleton, Parker, Riso and others will be featured here.
Josee Doyon hails from Beauceville, Quebec and is a senior at Kent State University. On Wednesday, she served notice that the Women’s Porter Cup title might remain in Canada with her opening-round 68, two strokes better than three other golfers. In 2014, Doyon tied for 13th place, as the rest of the field marveled at Brooke Henderson’s final-round 62 and her eventual triumph. This year, Henderson is among the professional ranks and Doyon has her site set on the top slot.
Just behind Doyon are two Americans, Ana Paula Valdes (Bluffton, S.C.) and Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH) and Jennifer Ha of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The top local finishers are Catherine Peters (Clarence Center) and Maren Cipolla (Lewiston), both five shots back at 73. Tied with them is 2014 USGA Girls Junior champion and WPC runner-up Princess Superal of the Phillipines. For all scores and 2nd-round tee times, click here.