continued When Sunday dawned, Megan McChrystal, who had shot a sizzling 65 on Saturday to jump into second place, was Jordan-Higgins’ closest pursuer, while Kongkraphan, following an-up-and-down 72 on Saturday, was three shots back.
The firm, fast Drumlins East that challenged the players throughout the first two rounds vanished with Sunday’s early rains, which delayed play after McChrystal and Kongkraphan had birdied the opening hole to draw closer.
More than four hours later, they were at it again, and by the time the 4th hole was done, the final trio was all tied at seven under, but that was as low as anyone would go.
McChrystal started to fade back with a bogey on 5 and a tee shot into an unplayable lie on the par-three 6th, which led to double bogey, and never fully recovered, ultimately tying for fourth with Kendra Little at 210.
Jordan-Higgins also bogeyed 5, but settled down and parred the rest of the holes on the front nine, as did Kongkraphan, who turned in 33 and, at seven under, carried a one-shot lead to the back side.
They switched places at 10 as Jordan-Higgins made her lone birdie of the day and Kongkraphan bogeyed, but a bogey on 11 pushed Jordan-Higgins back to six under, again tied for the lead.
Meanwhile, Amy Meier, playing two groups ahead, was making her own push. Starting at two under, she played bogey-free golf most of the way and, with birdies on 10 and 13, pulled within one shot, hanging close before a bogey on 18 cost her a chance to win, as she posted 209 and finished alone in third place.
So that left it to Jordan-Higgins and Kongkraphan. A clutch par putt on 12 began a string of pars for Jordan-Higgins, who said she was frustrated with not making putts, but still remained patient.