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15-Year-Old Amateur Wins the Texas Women's Open
26 Jun 2008
see also: Texas Women's Open Championship, Rolling Hills Country Club

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GARLAND, TX (June 26, 2008)--Fifteen-year old amateur Tanya Wadhwa of McKinney, Texas fired a three-under par round of 67 to win the Texas Women’s Open by one shot, becoming the youngest champion in the history of the event.

Wadhwa began the day two shots behind leaders Jennifer Park and Marilyn Hardy; however she quickly made up those shots on her front nine with birdies on holes three and five. The back nine proved even better for the young amateur with three birdies, including a 5-footer on number eighteen to claim the Championship. Adrienne McDonald of The Golf Channel’s Big Break Ka’anapali was the low professional, finishing in second place. Defending champion, Shannon Fish shot the low round of the tournament, a 66, to finish at one-over par to claim second place amateur honors while also finishing third overall. Anna Schultz of Rockwall, Texas finished in a tie with Carrie Morris of Tyler, Texas for third place amateur honors.

Wadhwa emigrated to the United States from India when she was 8 years old. Because of her education in India, she was placed two grades ahead when she moved to the Dallas area. She initially trained in Florida at the David Ledbetter Academy but now receives instruction from Peter Murphy at Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney.

A senior at Spring Creek Academy, Wadhwa told the Dallas Morning News that she left many, including herself, in shock that she was taking home the title. "I really didn't expect it," she said. "I just tried to stick to my game and stay focused and not worry about the outcome."

Final scores from the Texas Women's Open, played at Eastern Hills Country Club in Garland, TX, June 25-26, 2008:

1 Tanya Wadhwa (a), McKinney, TX 72 67 139
2 Adrienne McDonald, Mabank, TX 72 68 140
3 Shannon Fish (a), Spring, TX 75 66 141
4 Christi Cano, San Antonio, TX 71 71 142
T5 Anna Schultz (a), Rockwall, TX 75 69 144
T5 Carrie Morris (a), Tyler, TX 73 71 144
T5 Dana Bates, Thousand Palms, CA 73 71 144
8 Jennifer Park (a), Carrollton, TX 70 75 145
9 Trisha Self, Highlands Ranch, CO 74 72 146
T10 Kendall Dye (a), Edmond, OK 77 70 147
T10 Kailin Downs, Corvallis, OR 76 71 147
T10 Ashley Rollins (a), Austin, TX 72 75 147
13 Carolyn Creekmore (a), Dallas, TX 74 74 148
T14 Linda Light, Arlington, TX 74 75 149
T14 Flavia VanWinkle, Fruitland, NM 72 77 149
T14 Shawna McIntyre, The Woodlands, TX 72 77 149
T17 Caney Hines (a), San Antonio, TX 77 73 150
T17 Marilyn Hardy (a), Houston, TX 70 80 150
T19 Jennifer Huber, Anna, TX 77 74 151
T19 Jordan Rhodes (a), San Antonio, TX 76 75 151
T19 Shelly Martinez (a), Pecos, TX 75 76 151
T22 Amanda Pettit (a), Arlington, TX 80 72 152
T22 Megan Hull, Dallas, TX 75 77 152
T24 Nancy Kromar (a), Austin, TX 78 75 153
T24 Miranda Orr, Victoria, TX 78 75 153
T24 Chloe Mims (a), Texarkana, TX 77 76 153
T24 Michelle Castillo, San Antonio, TX 75 78 153
28 Lori Sutherland-Tate, Fort Worth, TX 77 77 154
T29 Alexandra Richards (a), Austin, TX 80 75 155
T29 Abby Oberthier (a), Montgomery, TX 80 75 155
T29 Halli Jo Richards (a), Andrews, TX 79 76 155
T29 Jessica Garza (a), McKinney, TX 78 77 155
T29 Prisela Campbell (a), Fort Worth, TX 77 78 155
T29 Natalie Hocott (a), San Antonio, TX 77 78 155
T35 Lindsay Cullen (a), Allen, TX 77 79 156
T35 Kelsey Rockey (a), Southlake, TX 77 79 156
37 Allie Ramsay, Lafayette, LA 83 74 157
T38 Emily Kvinta (a), Yoakum, TX 81 77 158
T38 Lindsey Hughes (a), Plano, TX 79 79 158
T38 Brittany Tomerlin (a), San Angelo, TX 79 79 158
T38 Lorette Lyttle, Altamonte Springs, FL 77 81 158
T38 Christina Cung (a), Fort Worth, TX 76 82 158
T38 Kristi Martin, Euless, TX 75 83 158
T44 Amanda Jones, Bedford, TX 82 77 159
T44 Alicia Singer, Roanoke, TX 80 79 159
T44 Sarah Hurt (a), Southlake, TX 78 81 159
T47 Jewell Malick (a), Rockwall, TX 85 75 160
T47 Stephanie Godare, Conroe, TX 82 78 160
T47 Allison Jordan (a), Midland, TX 81 79 160
T47 Kayla McBride (a), San Antonio, TX 80 80 160
T47 Haley Hocott (a), San Antonio, TX 80 80 160
T47 Carol Martin (a), Irving, TX 78 82 160
T47 Samantha Garza (a), El Paso, TX 75 85 160
T54 Tracy Williams (a), Melissa, TX 83 78 161
T54 Heather Wright, Norman, OK 83 78 161
T54 Tiffany Phelps (a), McKinney, TX 82 79 161
T54 Sarah Nicholas (a), Dallas, TX 80 81 161
T54 Holly Tothe, San Antonio, TX 80 81 161
T54 Faylyn Beyale (a), Fruitland, NM 78 83 161
T54 Julia Daneshfar (a), Trophy Club, TX 77 84 161
T61 Taylor Newlin (a), Frisco, TX 84 78 162
T61 Flower Castillo (a), San Antonio, TX 83 79 162
T61 Sarah Nicholson, Irving, TX 82 80 162
T61 Katherin O'Neal, Lewisville, TX 82 80 162
T61 Karen Veriato (a), San Marcos, TX 82 80 162
T61 Kaylin Isler, Southlake, TX 79 83 162
T67 Whitney Osborne (a), Amarillo, TX 83 80 163
T67 Sara Hemingway (a), Kingwood, TX 82 81 163
T67 Paige Gibson (a), Carrollton, TX 81 82 163
T67 Felisha Lee, Sherwood, AR 78 85 163
T71 Shannon Jungman (a), Pflugerville, TX 83 81 164
T71 Meghann Stevens (a), Katy, TX 80 84 164
T73 Maury Shock (a), Stephenville, TX 83 82 165
T73 Leslie Henry (a), Ennis, TX 82 83 165
T73 Christine Aleshire (a), Coppell, TX 79 86 165
76 Janie Carpenter (a), Garland, TX 81 85 166
T77 Carol Turnage (a), Anna, TX 83 84 167
T77 Debra Mielke (a), McKinney, TX 84 83 167
79 Hyun-Ju Bridges (a), Rockwall, TX 83 85 168
T80 Beth Cleckler (a), Austin, TX 85 84 169
T80 Rachael Dansby (a), Lubbock, TX 83 86 169
T82 Amanda Waddell, Keller, TX 88 82 170
T82 Emily Bartholet (a), Montgomery, TX 83 87 170
84 Megan Benites (a), Austin, TX 82 89 171
T85 Courtney Foster (a), McKinney, TX 86 86 172
T85 Kim Cure (a), Iowa Park, TX 85 87 172
T87 Shelley McGill, North Richland Hills, TX 91 82 173
T87 Elizabeth Scaggs (a), Addison, TX 89 84 173
T89 Teresa Hood (a), Colleyville, TX 87 87 174
T89 Adena Wallace, Keller, TX 87 87 174
T89 Kelsey Inman (a), Georgetown, TX 84 90 174
T92 Kathy Mankowski (a), Dallas, TX 88 87 175
T92 Lindsley Swenson (a), Dallas, TX 86 89 175
94 Megan Cisneroz (a), San Saba, TX 86 90 176
T95 Marissa Dodd (a), Allen, TX 95 83 178
T95 Kate Machado, Austin, TX 90 88 178
T95 Tanya Chantara (a), Fort Worth, TX 85 93 178
98 Erin Szekely, Bothell, WA 91 88 179
99 Amber Hardeman (a), Murphy, TX 91 89 180
100 Louise Davis (a), Dallas, TX 88 94 182
101 Andrea McKinley (a), The Woodlands, TX 101 93 194
WD Samantha Massei (a), Allen, TX
WD Mina Hardin (a), Fort Worth, TX
WD Brittany Beckett (a), Mansfield, TX
WD Nancy Beck (a), Dallas, TX
WD Arliss Hoy (a), San Antonio, TX
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