Amateur Kayla Eckelkamp wins the Prairie Invitational
LOCH LLOYD, MO (July 26, 2016) -- It was a fantastic week for the amateurs at the Prairie Invitational, but no one enjoyed it more than winner Kayla Eckelkamp. The Washington, MO resident finished even-par at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd and won by a stroke.

Eckelkamp put together rounds of 74-70 to finish on top of the leaderboard. In Tuesday's final round Eckelkamp birdied three holes and bogeyed just one. Her birdies came on the 8th, 10th and 14th holes.

Eckelkamp was able to overcome a four-hole stretch on Monday where she bogeyed for consecutive holes.

Overall eight amateurs finished in the top-10, including four in the top-5.

Amateur Anna Maria Pool finished tied for second with professional Kristen Samp at 1-over while amateurs Jean Tyrrell and Susan Kirschenman were 4-over to tie for fourth.

ABOUT THE Prairie Invitational

36-hole flighted stroke play event run by the Kansas City Golf Association. Replaced the Kansas City Women's Amateur in 2014. Now an invitational event meant to broaden the field to the best women players in the Great Plains. Open to female amateurs who have an active USGA Handicap Index of 26.0 or less at a KCGA member club.

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