Who holds the all-time 18-hole scoring record on the Duramed Futures Tour? After Thursday, it's 19-year-old Rachel Connor. Rachel - a k a "Chill" - is from England (sorry about the footie, luv - and I also apologize for bringing that up) and is in her rookie season on the Futures Tour.
In the first round of Tate & Lyle Players Championship, Connor shot 29-32. That adds up to 61. And it's the first 61 ever posted in a DFT tournament. The previous tour record was 62, recorded by Erica Blasberg and Sue Ginter-Brooker. Connor's 29 over the front nine also tied the tour record for nine holes. Others shooting 29 over nine on the DFT include Lorena Ochoa, Nicole Castrale, Seon-Hwa Lee and Eunjung Yi. Pretty good company.
In seven previous starts in this, her rookie season, Connor's best finish is a tie for 15th. Clearly, she has the scoring ability to post some high finishes over the remainder of the season.
Check out her Web site.