Samantha Wagner was in contention a year ago at the Junior PGA Championship before having to withdraw with food poisoning. Tuesday, Wagner opened with a 71 at Miramont Country Club in her fourth try at winning the event.
After his big amateur victory last week, Geoff Drakeford continued his good play by firing a 6-under 65 in the first round of the Western Amateur to lead by one at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago after the morning wave.
Southwest will use Adams and the sport of golf as vehicles to court more business travelers. Meanwhile, Adams gains exposure riding the marketing resources of one of the nation's major domestic carriers.