If you would like spotting training at the Mountain Ridge Country Club, Elizabeth Szokol the player was seen on Saturday. The Chicago native fired a 6-under 65 on a windy day in West Caldwell, NJ, a third round highlighted by seven birdies and just a single bogey. Since the golf course is a major championship level test, hitting fairways is incredibly important, something Szokol knows was critical to your success.
“I hit a lot of fairways and that definitely helped,” she said. “In the first round I played well and hit a lot of fairways, and yesterday I had a bit of problems with the tee shot. I really tried to focus on hitting fairways so I just adjusted to the wind. I had a lot of good birdie chances and a couple of long putts to fall, so it was a good day. “
Szokol isn’t a name you’ve seen on many leaderboards – the last time she was in the LPGA Classic marathon in July – but the mindset won’t change until Sunday, even with a first LPGA Tour title within. reach.
“I played in the last group in the marathon, which was great, so I think about the same thing: just be patient and see how many putts come down. Same schedule, ”said Szokol. “Just hit the fairways from the tee and I have the feeling that if I do that, I have a pretty good chance.”