PNGA Women's Amateur: Leon defeats Mackenzie, 2&1

Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, Federal Way, Wash. (July 15, 2005) –Taylor Leon of Dallas, Texas defeated Paige Mackenzie of Yakima, Wash. 2 up with 1 to play to win the 104th PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship. Leon sank a 6 foot par putt on hole 17 to close out the match. Mackenzie had won the sixteenth by making an 8 foot birdie putt, but failed to get up and down for par on the par 3 17th.

Leon seemed to dominate every opponent she played this week, but Mackenzie gave her the best battle. The match spent most of its time bouncing back and forth, but Leon showed great patience and never gave in. Even after missing a 4 foot putt to lose the first hole, she stayed solid and put the pressure on Mackenzie for much of the match. With the talent both players possess, it’s not a surprise that it took 35 holes to crown a champion.

ABOUT THE PNGA Women's Am/Mid-Am

The Championship will be conducted in two stages:

Stroke Play – All players must complete the 36-hole stroke play qualifying in order to determine the 32 players who will advance to match play. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot(s), a sudden-death playoff will be used to determine the qualfiiers. In the event of a tie for the Qualifying Medalist, a sudden-death playoff will commence.

Match Play – The General Numerical Draw will be in effect. Single elimination match play, with a 36-hole Championship Final Match. All other matches are 18 holes.

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