Piccio wins Women's Trans National
LINCOLN, Nebraska (July 30, 2010) -- Randy Borg had a suggestion for the Country Club of Lincoln.
"There's par 72 here for men and there's par 73 for women," said the former Husker football player-turned-caddie for Mia Piccio.
"There should be a 69 just for Mia Piccio. That's what she shot just about every round out here," he said.
Piccio, a 19-year-old Filipino who just finished her freshman year at the University of Florida, pulled away from Agostina Parmigiani of Argentina for a 3 and 2 victory in Saturday's final round of the Women's Trans National Golf Tournament.
Piccio, who was the leader in qualifying Monday and Tuesday, cruised through a match-play win Wednesday and two wins on Thursday and Friday. She shot a very smooth 69 in the first 18 holes Saturday and was up by seven holes with 13 holes to play.
Parmigiani, a 22-year-old college student in Buenos Aires, rallied to cut the deficit to three holes with seven to play when she posted birdies on Nos. 9, 10 and 11.
"Mia played so well and made so many shots, I just had to do my best with 18 holes to play," Parmigiani said. "I finally made some long putts and got some confidence. But Mia played so good when it got a little close."
Piccio had just 27 putts during her first 18 holes Saturday and had no three-putt greens on her final 16 holes.
"I like the greens here, fast but true," she said. "I've been playing good lately. Qualified for the U.S. Amateur and played well at the North-South. I stayed out of trouble and had a good guide here with Randy."
Piccio was one of seven members of the Philippine national team who played in the tournament.
"I like Florida a lot and my swing coach is there, but this was a good taste of the Midwest this week. And we played a great course."
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
including Persimmon Ridge in Kentucky,
Stonewall Links in Pennsylvania, and Eugene
Country Club in Oregon.
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