Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

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Benvenuto posts best Symetra finish

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The road back to the LPGA Tour is anything but easy, but Bucks County's Brittany Benvenuto is doing her best to return to the place she feels she belongs. 

She took a large step at the Symetra Classic in Davidson, N.C., where she finished second and earned the largest check of her professional career --- $14,501. 

The Neshaminy graduate, who played the LPGA Tour in 2018 but failed to retain playing privileges, opened the Classic with a 75, then turned on the afterjets. Her second round 70 was strong, but her final round of 66 propelled her up the leaderboard with a 5-under-par 211 total to finish second to Leona Maguire. 

"This (runner-up finish and 6-under final round) gives me a boost of confidence. I did not play well in the first round, then went to the range and found out some things. (Today) was awesome, so much fun," said the southpaw swinging Benvenuto. 

Benvenuto currently stands 14th on the Symetra Tour money list. She has made the cut in all seven Symetra events entered this year. 

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