It was a rainy day Thursday at Brook Lea Country Club as the first round of the Symetra Tour’s Danielle Downey Classic failed to finish before dark. 

Greece native Jenna Hoecker was the only local player in the field, playing as an amateur on a sponsor’s exemption. She finished at 3-over. 

Hoecker grew up idolizing Downey, who was killed in a car crash three years ago.

After her round, she called this the biggest tournament of her life and said that Downey was watching over her. 

Leading the field is Nanna Koerstz Madsen who shot an opening round 66. 

Almost half the field failed to complete their first round. They’ll begin tomorrow early in the morning.