STANLEY, NC (July 13, 2006) -- They say that three times are a charm but that didn't seem to hold true for Michelle Jarman of Wilmington, NC. This is the third time in a row that she has finished as a runner-up in this championship. Jarman faced Blythe Worley in the semifinals and it seemed that every putt she stood over she made. "I was feeling really good about the finals - I am dissapointed that I didn't win but Lauren (Hunt) made some great putts and there's not much I can do about that," Jarman said with a smile.
Lauren Hunt is no stranger to winning. She is a past Women's Carolinas Amateur Champion and has been very successful in the junior ranks. She also was the co-medalist in this years US Women's Amateur qualifier and will head out to Oregon in a few weeks. Hunt faced fellow teammate Sydney Crane of Jamestown, NC in the semifinals and made a great par-save putt on the 18th hole to close out the match to win 1up over her friend. Hunt took that momentum into her final match against Jarman and went 4 under after 12 holes to close Jarman out 5&4. Hunt said, "I made a lot of great putts in this final match. I had heard that Michelle had a hot putter so I really focused on making some putts. I was lucky they fell for me. I am honored to have won this championship."
This is Hunt's first major CGA championship win and looks forward to returning next year to defend her title.
This women's championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association.
Lauren Hunt, Little River, SC def. Sydney Crane, Jamestown, NC, 1 up
Michelle Jarman, Wilmington, NC def. Blythe Worley, Greenville, NC, 3&2
Hunt def. Jarman, 5&4
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