TRUCKEE, Calif. — Former Incline High golf standout Katelyn Wright shot the second-lowest round on Day 1 of the 83rd Women’s TRANS National Amateur Championship at Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club on Tuesday.
Ashlan Ramsey, 17, of Milledgeville, Ga., took control as the early leader, firing a four-under-par 68 over the demanding, 6,389 yard course.
Wright, a four-time high school state champion who is entering her senior season at the University of Nebraska, shot a one-under-par 71, placing her in a three-way tie with Sara Scarlett of Woodland, Calif., and Sarah Schmeizel of Phoenix.
Former TRANS champion Mia Piccio from the Philippines posted a 73, while South Korean and 2011 TRANS champion Julie Yang posted a 76. Five players among the large international field carded 72s.
A total of nine countries are represented in the TRANS championship, including 10 junior girls who are 17 or under, 6 seniors (50 and older) and 12 universities from the United States.
Ramsey, an incoming freshman at Clemson University, said her score was a direct result of hitting 14 greens in regulation and a strong short game. The teen is on fire this summer, as she won the Women’s Western Amateur Championship and a week later won the Women’s Eastern Championship. She’s also qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur.
The 72-hole Women’s TRANS National Amateur Championship continues through Friday.