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Eleana Collins Wins Carolinas Women's Am

STANLEY, NC (July 9, 2009)--Eleana Collins of Pinehurst, NC captured her 4th CGA championship title by defeating 55 year old Pat Brogden of Garner, NC 6 & 5. The 19 year old Collins plays for the University of Virginia Women's Golf Team and has had a strong junior career.

"I played pretty well today. I didn't make many mistakes and my putting was pretty strong," Collins said. Collins was 5 up with five holes to play when heavy storms started to threaten the area. She hit her approach shot on the green just left of the hole when she realized this was the same putt she had in her morning match. With a confident stroke she calmly made the putt for a birdie and the win. "I was just trying to snuggle it up there but all of a sudden it went in and the match was over. I am pretty excited." Collins is feeling confident in her game as she prepares for the North-South Women's Amateur Championship that will be held in her hometown next week.

Players were placed into fights for match play with the top 16 women competing for the overall championship.

This championship was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is celebrating 100 years of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas. For more information on this championship visit http://www.carolinasgolf.org/tourn/2009/yearbook/wommatch.pdf.

FINAL RESULTS

Round of 16

(DC) Patty Moore, Charlotte, NC def. (78) Tiffany Robbins, Fort Mill, SC, 2 up
(76) Laura Wearn, Charlotte, NC def. (76) Taylor Barrett, York, SC, 2 up
(77) Virginia Mayer, Charlotte, NC def. (71) Adrienne Millican, Fuquay Varina, NC, 21 Holes
(74) Pat Brogden, Garner, NC def. (77) Maggie Weder, Greenville, NC, 2 & 1
(70) Eleana Collins, Pinehurst, NC def. (78) Tatum Briele, New Bern, NC, 3 & 2
(75) Courtney Taylor, Lincolnton, NC def. (76) Kathy Binkley, Cornelius, NC, 5 & 4
(71) Stephanie Wagstaff, Asheville, NC def. (78) Mattie Tobey, Denver, NC, 6 & 5
(75) Courtney Gunter, Matthews, NC def. (76) Julia Strandberg, Greensboro, NC, 5 & 4

Quarterfinals
Wearn def. Moore, 2 up
Brogden def. Mayer, 3 & 2
Collins def. Taylor, 4 & 2
Wagstaff def. Gunter, 3 & 2

Semifinals
Brogden def. Wearn, 3 & 2
Collins def. Wagstaff, 6 & 4

Finals
Eleana Collins, Pinehurst, NC def. Pat Brogden, Garner, NC, 6 & 5
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