Angell misses cut at Women’s LPGA Championship

The Winston-Salem teaching pro got off to a rocky start and never recovered in her first women's golf major experience

Winston-Salem teaching pro Heather Angell got her first experience at a major event this weekend at the Women's PGA Championship (Photo courtesy of Heather Angell)

  Heather Angell missed the cut in her first experience at a women’s professional golf major, following up an opening round 82 with a 90 on Friday that left her at 28 over par at the Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club outside of Chicago.

   The Winston-Salem teaching pro got off to a rocky start and never recovered, making a double bogey on her second hole on Thursday, No. 11, then bogeying the next two holes to drop to four over after five holes. She briefly recovered by backing back-to-back birdies on Nos. 14 and 15, but her round took a turn for the worse with a pair of double bogeys on her final nine.

   Her second round didn’t go any better, with five holes of double bogey or higher. She dropped nine shots over her final four holes.

   Angell, 37, is a North Carolina graduate who has spent her career helping others learn to play the game better as a Class A PGA certified pro. She spends her summers as an instructor at the North Carolina Golf Academy in Greensboro and her winters at Fort Myers, Fla., as the director of ladies’ golf programs at the Verandah Club.

  She qualified for the Women’s PGA by finishing third at the LPGA Teaching and Club Pro Championship at Mid Pines in Pinehurst last September.

  “Playing is my passion,” Angell said following a practice round earlier this week. “I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion through teaching them and getting them excited about the game. But it’s also nice to be able to take advantage of this opportunity and be able to play in the tournament.”