Women's Trans-Nat'l: Ashley Freeman prevails 4 & 3

DALLAS, Texas(July 19, 2008)--It took eight birdies at Bent Tree Country Club today for Belleville, IL- native Ashley Freeman to emerge as the Women’s Trans National Golf champion over Lindy LaBauve, a rising sophomore at Louisiana State University. Freeman won 4 & 3 in the 36-hole final match.

Freeman will be a junior at Texas A&M University. She was named to the National Golf Coach’s All-Scholar Team in 2007 and 2008 as well as to the All-Academic team of the Big 12.

She began her golfing career playing in the Gateway PGA Junior Program and continuing in AJGA events before earning her scholarship at Texas A & M University.

“I’ve played in three TRANS Championships and I suppose the third is the charm,” said Freeman. “I definitely plan to return for the fourth – I love this championship!”

LaBauve, daughter of swing coach Mike LaBauve, plays out of Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Mike was his daughter’s caddie during the championship.

After 33 holes in today’s final match, LaBauve had recorded six birdies.

“This was my first time to play in the Trans championship,” said LaBauve. “I hope it won’t be my last.”

The 2009 National Championship will be conducted in Tennessee, at the Tennessee National Golf Club designed by Greg Norman. The dates for the championship are July 20-25, 2009.

Results For Women's Trans National Amateur Championship
WinTXAshley FreemanHouston, TX1000
Runner-upAZLindy LaBauveScottsdale, AZ700
SemifinalsTXTiffany PhelpsMcKinney, TX500
SemifinalsCAMina HardinLa Quinta, CA500
QuarterfinalsSri LankaThuhashini SelvaratnamSri Lanka400

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ABOUT THE Women's Trans National

The inaugural event, held in 1927 at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. set off decades of successful tournament across the United States, conducted by an organization then named the Missouri Valley Women's Golf Association. A year later, the name became the Women's Trans-Mississippi Golf Association, evolving into the Women's Trans National Golf Association by 1953 to include all states. This 72-hole stroke play event spans the nation and has been hosted at some of the country finest courses, including Persimmon Ridge in Kentucky, Stonewall Links in Pennsylvania, and Eugene Country Club in Oregon.

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