Mendez captures the 76th FWSGA State Amateur Match Play at Southern Dunes G&CC
Mendez, 17, the 12th seed, defeated 7th seed Diane Lang, 4 and 3 in the final match to secure the title. In route to the finals, Mendez defeated Sharon Keil in the first round 1 up. In the second round, Mendez rallied back from five down with five holes left to win the final five holes and win the match in 19 holes versus Sarah Phillips-Durst. Mendez advanced to the quarterfinals and upset 4th seed Terrell Italiano 2 and 1. In the semifinals, Mendez defeated Mary Jane Hiestand 3 and 2 to advance to the final match.