Fai Khamborn wins Women's Western Amateur
Fai Khamborn with her Women's Western
trophy (Photo courtesy WWGA)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Fai Khamborn, 15 of Thailand, defeated Lydia Gumm one-up in the 36-hole championship match of the Women's Western Amateur on Saturday.
Khamborn captured the 2012 Women's Western Junior when she was 12, and now can add this prestigious event to her resume.
She finished sixth in stroke play qualifying, where Sierra Brooks earned her second medalist honor of the year, and mowed through notable collegiate players Allison Emrey of Wake Forest and Ashley Holder of Central Florida en route to the final match against Gumm, who is a senior at Florida State.
Khamborn got the week started off on a good note with a hole-in-one during stroke play's second round, all while her aunt caddied her to victory.
The tournament, in its 115th running, was held in 2015 at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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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