Wyne's great nines

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:06 AM ET

On Day 1, Nicole Wyne started on the first hole and her scorecard read 1-under before making the turn.

Yesterday, she began on the 10th hole and again sat 1-under through nine holes.

To give an even stronger feeling of deja vu, for the second day in a row, Wyne returned to the clubhouse with a 75.

"If I could put those two (nines) together, I'd be set," said the Glencoe member.

"I just have to get rid of those 40s."

Even with those "struggling" back nines, Wyne finds herself tied with defending champ Lindsay McMillan atop the leaderboard heading into today's final round of the Calgary Ladies Closed Amateur at the Pinebrook Golf and Country Club.

Wyne, who last month graduated from St. Mary's University in Texas with a degree in international business, figures she knows why it's fallen apart both days.

"I was thinking too much about my score," she said. "I think I got caught up in that. Instead of trying to make birdies. I got a little tentative, which is probably the worst thing you can do. Fortunately, my caddy calmed me down."

Her caddy would be U.S. college player Luke Antonelli, who is in Calgary to play at the Glencoe Invitational. Wyne will carry the bag for him this weekend.

Meaghan LeBlanc, the 2003 champ from Bearspaw, sits one shot back after a 74 yesterday on the par-73 course. Kristin Rostad of Priddis Greens is fourth, two back, while opening round leader Candace Pasechnik and Elizabeth Reid are three off the pace.


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