Sierra Brooks fends off Nelly Korda for big win at The Sally
-Story by Julie Williams of Golfweek
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2015) — Driving into Oceanside Country Club on Saturday morning, nine-shot lead in hand, the names of past South Atlantic Amateur (Sally) champions staked into the ground stuck out to Sierra Brooks. Maybe it was just the first time she had allowed herself to notice them.
Brooks, a 16-year-old from Sorrento, Fla., became the next name to join the prestigious list, but not as easily as observers might have expected, given the size of the cushion. Sentimentality drove Brooks’ chaser Nelly Korda even harder. Korda, also 16, was trying to win the title that big sister Jessica Korda, now a three-time LPGA winner, took home in 2010.
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