Lindsey Jordan is once again the Portage Ladies Open Champion. The Portager shot an 82 to secure another victory at this annual event put on by the Portage Golf Club. Jordan outlines how feels to pick up another victory in this tournament.
"It feels amazing. I love this tournament. It's something I look forward to every year. I never know who might be here and who could be a competitor, so to take home the title again is an amazing feeling."
Jordan has become synonymous with the Portage Ladies Open as she has finished in the top spot several times at this event.
"I had a look at the trophy, and I think this is the 12th time since 2004 that I've won it," Jordan explains. "So, I've had a pretty good run. We had one year with COVID where it was cancelled but I won it last year and in 2019."
The 12-time champ adds with this being the course she plays on the most, Jordan has developed some good strategies for it over the years.
"This is my home course. I'm born and raised in Portage, so I've always played here. My mom had me out here as a young child," Jordan continues. "The grounds crew has it in great shape this year, the greens are incredible. It's a long, challenging course but I play it so often that it has become second nature."
She says it was great to have the one-day tournament back to normal this time around.
"It's a great experience to have everyone back. Obviously, with COVID, last year was a completely different feel because you just went out and played with tee times. You didn't really get to visit with anyone after and just ate alone. This year we got to visit with everybody, and pass each other on the course and have some great conversation."
Jordan notes it's a ton of fun to have over 100 women, all in the same place.
"It's phenomenal. It's great to see how many people come from different places, not just Portage," says Jordan. "It's great to see everyone make the trip out for a tournament because numbers tend to vary but this year the turnout was great."
Jordan will look to make it four in a row and defend her crown when the calendar flips to 2023.