TRUCKEE, Calif. (July 12, 2013) -- University of California Berkeley freshman Hannah Suh of San Jose shot 73 vs. Ramsey's Saturday final round score of 74, breaking a 54-hole tie and taking the title at the Women's Trans National Championship at Schaffer's Mill Golf Club in Lake Tahoe.
And Suh defeated the nation's No. 2 amateur on her way to the top in Ramsey, who will become a member of the inaugural Clemson Univ. women's golf team in September. Ramsey recently medaled at her qualifying location for the US Women's Amateur (being played in August in Charleston, SC).
Hannah Suh of San Jose, CA, and Ashlan Ramsey, Milledgeville, GA, were tied at 2 under par 214 going into the final round of the 72-hole Trans inaugural stroke play championship. Ramsey was 5-down after nine holes. With an exchange of birdies in the back nine, Ramsey pulled to within one stroke going into the 72nd hole. She watched with heartache as her birdie putt barely slid past the hole. Suh sank a perfectly struck eight foot par putt to claim the title.
The day began with Suh making birdie on the first hole and Ramsey scoring a bogey - a huge two shot swing. Ramsey countered with back-to-back birdies while Suh went par-bogey. The ball was in Ramsey's court - until the 5th hole. Ramsey again bogeyed to Hannah's birdie while two holes later at the 8th Ramsey's second shot found the water leading to a difficult double bogey - to another Suh birdie.
At the end of the front nine, Suh was leading by four shots.
But Ramsey mounted a valiant comeback on the back nine with eight pars and a single bogey while Suh struggled to hang on, with four bogeys from the 10th through 17th.
On the final hole, Ramsey faced a slippery downhill breaking birdie putt that just slid by the hole. Suh stepped up to an eight foot uphill putt that found the center of the cup for the one stroke win.
- The Women's Trans National G.A. contributed to this report