Tiffany Maurycy

Tiffany Maurycy watches the flight of her tee shot during a women’s golf tournament.

WATERBURY CENTER — It was survival of fittest during cut day at the New England Women’s Amateur golf tournament hosted at the Country Club of Vermont.

The top 21 golfers competing from the Championship tees and the top 29 golfers from the Tournament tees made the cut to compete on the tournament’s final day.

The overall champion, runner-up and junior champion will be decided from the Championship group, while the Senior and Legends champion will be decided from the Tournament group.

Burlington Country Club’s Carson Richards is the top Vermont golfer still alive in the Championship competition. She was at 20-over through two days, putting her in a tie for 12th.

The Quechee Club’s Amy Lyon shot 21-over in a tie for 13th and Manchester Country Club’s Kaylie Porter shot 26-over in a tie for 18th Rutland Country Club’s Lindsey Cone shot 28-over in a tie for 21st, just inching inside the cut line.

Copley Country Club’s Holly Reynolds shot 30-over, two strokes off the cut line. Ralph Myhre Golf Course golfer and Otter Valley graduate Mia Politano missed the cut, shooting 34-over, but picked up a birdie on the same hole as she did on the first day, the par-5 15th hole. Links at Lang Farm’s Jazz Bruce also shot 34-over and missed the cut.

Vesper Country Club’s Morgan Smith had a comfortable eight-stroke lead through two days. She was at 6-under after her second round of 69 in a row on Tuesday. She is also the leader in the clubhouse for the Junior trophy.

Among those competing from the Tournament tees, Manchester Country Club’s Becky Montgelas was the top Vermonter, sitting at 18-over in a tie for fifth. Montgelas had a pair of late birdies on Tuesday. Lakeside Golf Club’s Tiffany Maurycy was at 19-over through two days in a tie for seventh.

Dorset Field Club’s Elizabeth Walker was at 25-over in a tie for 15th through two days and buried a pair of birdies on Tuesday. Williston Golf Club’s Ann Oday also was at 25-over.

Williston’s Jeanne Morrissey was a stroke back at 26-over in a tie for 19th, Ekwanok Country Club’s Reggie Parker was at 31-over in a tie for 23rd and Country Club of Vermont’s Deidre Mahler just inched ahead of the Tournament tee cut line, shooting 34-over.

Vermont golfers that missed the cut in the Tournament competition were: The Quechee Club’s Shelly Yusko (35-over), Cedar Knoll’s Kimberly Fadden (36-over), Champlain’s Kimberley Barkyoumb (41-over), Stowe’s Alyssa Barnes (46-over), Stowe’s Tracy Webster (47-over), Country Club of Vermont’s Bette Ann Libby (48-over), Burlington’s Cheri Campbell (50-over), Stowe’s Amy Butcher (51-over) and Ralph Myhre’s Susan Rand (64-over).

Walker was the leader in the Legends division after two days and Boston Golf Club’s Susan Curtin led the Senior division.

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