From staff reports
In Appomattox, Coty Clarke flourished on Falling River Country Club’s challenging track Saturday and is running away from the rest of the field in the Central Virginia Women’s Golf Tournament.
Clarke shot a 3-under-par 69 at Falling River and moved to 4 under through two of the three rounds. The defending CVWGT champion holds a whopping 14-shot lead over Becky Hawkins heading into Sunday’s final round at London Downs Golf Club.
Hawkins shot 5 over for the second straight day and is at 10-over 153.
The championship flight is filled out with Erica Bottoms, Eadie Moran and Carmela Tardy at 20-over 163. Tardy, the 2016 CVWGT champion, shot the second-best round Saturday with a 76 to move into the top five.
Debbie Reynolds has a two-stroke lead over Nancy Huften in the first flight, Teresa Hudson and Robin Burge are tied for the second flight lead, and Robin Caughey owns a one-shot edge over Tate Culbreth in the third flight.
Pam Poe and Debbie Glass are tied for first in the Todd-Winks Division, which includes players who have a 15 or over handicap. The division is contested over two days.
Poe and Glass both shot 90 and hold a five-shot lead over Crimora Ayers and Linda Douthat.