Women's W. AUSTRALIA AM: Jessica Whitting captures crown
WEST AUSTRALIA, AUS (March 13, 2016)--No. 2 Jessica Whitting upended No. 4 seed Ebony Heard 8-and-6 in championship match of the Women's Australian Amateur.

It was the first state title in Whitting's career. She will be heading to the United States later in the year to play college golf.

“This is amazing, it was such a great experience,” Whitting told reporters following the round. “I’m going to take a lot out of this event, it’s already taken a lot out of me.”

Whitting reached the final played at Cottesloe Golf Club following a dramatic semifinal win. It took Whitting 19 holes to finally dispose of No. 6 Alysha Ahnantakrishnan.

Tournament play began on Wednesday with the first of two stroke play rounds. Following the completion of day two the top-16 competitors advanced to the match play portion of the event.

-Golf Australia contributed to this report

Results For Western Australia Amateur Championship
WinAustraliaFred LeeAustralia400
Runner-upAustraliaCooper GeddesAustralia300
SemifinalsAustraliaHaydn BarronAustralia200
SemifinalsAustraliaNicholas CurnowAustralia200
QuarterfinalsAustraliaGareth SpoonerAustralia100

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ABOUT THE Western Australia Amateur

The Western Australia (WA) Amateur is for men and women amateurs of any age, and is played over 36-holes stroke play with the top 32 men and top 16 women qualifying for the match play rounds.

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