Lincoln's Jan Bowers shot a 76 on Wednesday to grab the second-round lead in the 50th Illinois Senior Women's State Amateur Golf Championship at Bolingbrook Country Club.
Bowers climbed to the top of the leaderboard from sixth after shooting an 80 in the opening round on Tuesday. Her two-day total of 156 gives her a one-stroke advantage over Mary Ellen Martin of Winfield with the final round slated for Thursday.
First round leader Donna Peterson of Bloomington is in third with a two-day total of 158. DeAnne Stolarik of Zion and Jackie Schwarz of Huntley round out the top-five at 159.
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Kearfott finishes fifth: Tom Kearfott of El Paso shot a final-round 81 for a 224 total and finished fifth in the 33rd Illinois Senior State Amateur Championship at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette.
Jeff Ott of Dunlap captured the title after shooting 75-216, with Andrew Gabelman of Barrington (79) four strokes back.