MATILDA CASTREN LEADS IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE MISSION INN RESORT AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Written By: Ali Palma
Missing three cuts in six starts this year, Szery Matilda Castren (Helsinki, Finland) kept consistent this afternoon at Mission Inn Resort and Club in the second round, carding back-to-back 5-under 68’s. She went bogey free on day two.
The Florida State University alumna takes a three-shot lead into the final round at 10-under par overall. She will head off No. 1 tee at 11:40 a.m. ET tomorrow in the final threesome. Her highest finish thus far on the Symetra Tour was a tie for 19th at the Four Winds Invitational in 2018.
“I’ve been hitting the ball really well the past few months really so I’m just looking to keep doing that tomorrow and try to make some more putts,” said Castren. “I just feel way more comfortable playing now. My first year and a half or two years, I was putting a lot of pressure on myself and I wasn’t really performing how I wanted so I wasn’t really enjoying it that much. I had to change my mindset, and last year I got my LPGA card. It was it was really a result of a lot of like mental work and also improvements and my golf game, too.”