Cathrea Medalist at California Women's Amateur

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2010) -- Defending champion Casie Cathrea, 14, of Livermore, Calif. shot even par 142 with rounds of 72, 70 to take medalist honors in the 44th annual California Women's Amateur Championship. Commenting on her accomplishment Cathrea said "It feels awesome."

The low round of the two day qualifier on the par 71, 6021 yard course at the Golf Club at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California went to Jenni Jenq of Saratoga with a 68.

A play-off was necessary to field the last spot in the championship flight. Nicole Burtt of Cathredral City, Calif. needed only one hole to defeat Yoonhee Kim, 12, of San Ramon, Calif. as she made a birdie on the first play-off hole. Burtt will now face the medalist, Cathrea, in the first match tomorrow.

ABOUT THE California Women's Amateur

The California Women’s Amateur Championship was founded in 1967 and played at Pebble Beach Golf Links until 1987 when the Championship was invited to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, where the tournament remains to this day.

36-hole stroke play qualifying round, 18 holes each day, to determine 32 players for match play. Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-up, Semifinalists, Quarterfinalists and the 36-hole Low Gross Medalist from qualifying rounds.

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