Women's Western Amateur: Liu tops Gray for title
LANCASTER, Penn. (June 28, 2014) -- 144 players started this week with the dream of having their name engraved on the W. A Alexander Trophy beside the names of past winners Beth Daniel, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, and Nancy Lopez to name a few. This year Mika Liu’s name will be inscribed as the 2014 Champion. Liu defeated Cammie Gray, a fourth generation University of Alabama student from Northport, Ala. by a score of 3&2 on the 34th hole of the 36-hole final.
In the morning 18-hole match Liu and Gray played fairly evenly. Cammie won 4 holes; they tied on 9 holes; and Liu won 5 holes to take a 1 up lead after the morning round. They elected to take an hour break between rounds to get hydrated, nourished and refreshed before starting the second match. Both hit some golf balls and practiced putting before walking back to the 1st tee.
The afternoon round started with 3 birdies by Liu to 3 pars by Gray and very quickly Liu went 4 up. Gray won holes 5 and 6. Liu won the 9th hole and was 3 up at the turn. Liu won the 10th, 11th and 12th holes and was Dormie (6 up with 6 holes to go).
Gray made a charge by winning the 13th and 14th but lost the next two holes and the match.
ABOUT THE Women's Western Amateur
Field: Limited to the low 144 players. Foreign
entries are welcome.
Format: Match Play. Tournament played at
scratch. 36-hole stroke-play qualifying round.
Low 64 qualifiers shall constitute the
Championship flight with the final round being
36 holes. All other players will qualify into
flights of 16 with the final round being 18
holes. No consolation.
Entry Requirements: Entries are open to
amateur golfers who (1) were females at
(2) have an 18-hole USGA Handicap Index of
10.4 or less, (3) are members of a golf club
golf organization/association that is a current
member of the WWGA.
Caddies: All players shall walk. A player may
provide her own caddie, carry her bag or
employ a club caddie, if available. A player
caddie for another player.
Awards: W. A. Alexander Cup – Champion;
‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Trophy –
Margaret Lenz Trophy – Medalist; Augustus
Maschmeyer Cup – four players from the
state; Derby Cup – two players from the same
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