Childs takes NCGA Women's Am

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (July 6, 2010) - Round two of the championship was a fight to the finish as players brought their “A” games to Spyglass Hill. Emily Childs nabbed the NCGA Women’s Championship title carding a two-over-par 147.

Childs’ strong first-round score of three-under-par 69 enabled her to hold one to her lead after a rocky front nine start. “The first five holes were tough and I was five over. Then on number six something clicked,” said the champion. She then parred eight holes on the back nine and added a birdie on the par-3, 15th hole.

Childs, an Alameda native, started playing in NCGA junior tournaments when she was in high school. This was Childs’ second time to play Spyglass Hill, the first being last year’s NCGA Women’s Championship.

Amy Simanton was a close runner up carding an overall 151. Simanton, a rising sophomore at UC Davis, made a surge on round two posting a two-over-par 75. Simanton shot even par going into the 18th, but a triple-bogey left her in second place. Corinna Rees of Monterey Peninsula CC took third with an eight-over-par 153.

2010 Senior Champion: Patricia Cornett

Back-to-back senior champion Patricia Cornett of The Olympic Club posted the lowest women’s score of the day with a 74 in the final round at Spyglass Hill. “I love Spyglass. It’s a gem to play,” said Cornett. She carded an overall six-over-par 151, and with three birdies on the back nine, she was the clear leader. “I’ve never seen the course so nice before,” said the Mill Valley physician. “You bring it all out for Spyglass.”

Runner up Terry Mayes of Las Margaritas carded a four-over 77 for round two for a 152 overall score, one behind the leader. Tina Barker of Green Valley CC finished in third place with a 160 overall score.

ABOUT THE NCGA Women's Amateur

The NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship is the association’s premier event for female golfers. Field limited to 76 eligible players in the championship division and 24 players in the senior division. All female golfers with a handicap index of 7.4 or less (or 18.4 or less for seniors) are eligible to enter. Format: 36 holes stroke play (18 holes per day).

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