Richdale ties for 11th at Illinois tourney

A second-round 68 helped push Samantha Richdale to her best finish of the season on golf's Symetra Tour.

The 30-year-old from Kelowna tied for 11th place over the weekend at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic in Decatur, Ill., finishing just four shots back of the winning score.

After an opening round 74, Richdale shared the best score of Day 2 with a four-under 68, a round which featured four birdies during a six-hole stretch on the back nine.

"I've been hitting the ball well this week and my short game has been good, too," Richdale said after the second round.

Richdale closed out the three-round event with an even-par 72 on Sunday to finish in a seven-way tie for 11th and $1,604 payday.

The latest earnings have pushed Richdale from 57th to 47th on the Symetra Tour money list where she now has $7,602 this season.

The top five players at season's end receive their full-time LPGA Tour card for 2015.

Richdale played previously on the LPGA Tour from 2010 to 2012.

Earlier this season, she finished second at a Canadian Tour event in Parksville to enjoy her biggest cheque of the year at $8,498.18.

This coming weekend, Richdale and the Symetra Tour will move on to South Bend, Indiana for the Four Winds Invitational.


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