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Putter, rain slows Grier's progress

August 26, 2012

MYERSVILLE, Md. — Ashley Grier had birdies on the opening hole each day of the Challenge at Musket Ridge but the end result was a little different on Sunday.

After two even-par rounds of 72, Grier finished the Symetra Tour at 3-over-par 75 for a 219 card in her first tour competition since the end of the 2010 season.

“All in all, I’m still happy how things went,” said Grier, who enjoyed playing in front of many friends and family.

Grier had received a special exemption to participate in the Challenge at Musket Ridge and she responded by finishing tied for 46th in the field of 110 golfers.

Misun Cho carded a final-round 72 to finish at 11 under to win the tourament by one shot.

On Sunday, Grier again opened with a birdie, knocking an iron to within one foot of the cup for a tap-in birdie.

Much like Saturday’s round, Grier couldn’t get anything going with her putter the remainder of the front nine and posted all pars to finish the front nine with 35.

With imminent rain, Grier struggled on the greens on the back nine with three-putts, including on the 10th and 11th holes leading to a 40.

“The rain started on 12 and was just annoying and I had a hard time concentrating,” said Grier.

— Tim Koelble

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