Burnham Takes Lead to Final Round of 2020 Michigan PGA Women’s Open

THOMPSONVILLE – LPGA Tour professional Sarah Burnham carded an eagle on the 18th hole to maintain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the 2020 Michigan PGA Women’s Open at the Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Tuesday.

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Burnham currently sits at 9-under after shooting a 2-under 70 on Tuesday.

“I was just able to knock a 3-wood up onto the green and it just kept rolling and rolling and back fringe, I’d say,” Burnham said of her eagle on the 18th. “I probably had a 20-foot-putt and I was able to make it for eagle, so it was a great finish.”

Grand Rapids golfer Nishtha Madan matched her Monday score with a 4-under 68 to sit one back from Burnham at 8-under.

“I played pretty steady,” Madan said. “Shot 68, bogey-free, so pretty happy with that. It’s rare that I get bogey-free rounds so it’s just nice to play steady golf and kind of end up with a good round.”

Emma Jandel of Sandy Springs, Georgia is in third place at 6-under.

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Reigning champion, Traverse City West graduate and current University of Michigan sophomore Anika Dy is tied for 10th at 1-under par.

Symetra Tour professional and 2018 Michigan Women’s Open winner Elizabeth Nagel of DeWitt is tied for fifth after shooting a 2-under 70. Nagel currently sits at 4-under par.

Empire’s Nichole Cox sits tied for 32nd at 5-over after shooting a 3-over 75 Tuesday.

Traverse City’s Emlin Munch is tied for 58th at 17-over while fellow Traverse City native Katherine Hopkins is tied for 75th at 38-over.

Final-round action tees off at 8 a.m. Wednesday.