CULLMAN, AL (July 22, 2016) -- 14-year-old University
of Alabama recruit Michaela Morard of Huntsville carded
a final round 72 including a birdie-birdie finish to win
the 26th Alabama Women’s Amateur Stroke Play
Championship by three strokes over UA team member
Cammie Gray of Northport. Morard was the only player
to finish under par at 215 (-1) and is likely the youngest
winner of this championship at 14 years, 7 months old.
"Going into 17, I said birdie will probably close it
out and I hit a really great shot to a couple inches and it
was the best shot I hit all week,” Morard said. "I knew
my nerves were a little higher than they would be if I
was on number one on the first day. I ripped my seven-
wood and got on the 18th green and two putted so it
Gray, a two-time Alabama Women’s Stroke Play
champion (2012-13), held a one shot lead heading into
today’s final round but a four-over 76 led to a solo
second place finish at 218 (+2).
Defending champion Elaine Wood of Spanish Fort
carded a 77 to finish in fifth place at 227 (+11).
The Tournament Division was flighted by score for
the final round. Ann Lanier of Fairhope was the first
flight winner (236), Jessie Hsia of Tuscaloosa won the
second flight (267) and Leslie James of Decatur took
home the third flight title (291).
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