Dy Takes Over Lead at Michigan Women’s Open

THOMPSONVILLE – Traverse City’s Anika Dy shot a 5-under 67 on Tuesday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open at Crystal Mountain’s Mountain Ridge Course.

Dy, who is set to begin her freshman campaign with the University of Michigan’s golf program in the fall, entered Tuesday’s second round at 3-under par. Ohio native Haylee Harford sits in second at 7-under while Christine Meier of Rochester Hills is in third at 4-under. Defending champion and DeWitt native Liz Nagel is tied for fourth at 3-under after shooting an even-par 72 on Tuesday.

Dy, who turns 18 in July, has been playing in the Michigan Women’s Open since she was 11 and says Tuesday’s round was her best-ever at Crystal Mountain.

“I started off kinda shaky,” Dy said. “I bogeyed my second hole, right away. But, I feel comfortable here, and I know I can birdie a lot of the holes out here, so that’s what I did. This is where I started, where I grew up.  I just know a lot of people here. I love all of the support I get, and to win out here would mean a huge deal.”

A win by Dy would make her just the second amateur to do so and first since Breanne Hall in 2003.

The final round tees off at 8 a.m. Wednesday.