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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 21, 2011) -- Devon Brown prevailed over rough weather and tough competition to take home the NCGA Women’s Championship title carding an impressive three-under-par 142 at Poppy Hills.

Brown’s strong first round score of three-under-par 70 gave her the lead heading into the finals. “I knew par would probably win, so I tried to stay within myself and play consistent, and that’s what I did,” the champion said.

Brown, a rising sophomore at Northwestern University, added four birdies today to the six she posted in the first round to pull ahead of the pack.

Last year’s champion Emily Childs was a close runner up carding an overall 146. Childs made a push for the title in the second round, with birdies on the final two holes, and posted a one-over 73 for the day. Brittany Smith of Rancho Murieta CC took third with a six-over-par 151.

2011 Senior Champion: Sandra Woodruff

Sandra Woodruff of Pasatiempo GC went birdie, birdie on her final two holes of the day, taking the top spot in the NCGA Senior Women’s Championship.

“I guess I had a few good shots today,” said Woodruff. She lead by one stroke after posting a three-over-par 76 in the first round. She followed up that performance with a seven-over 79 in round two, bringing her final score to a 10-over 155.

Runner up Marianne Towersey, who won the event in 2007, carded a six-over-par 78 for an overall score of 157. Terry Mayes of Las Margaritas GC finished in third place with a 158 overall score, three strokes behind the champion.

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ABOUT THE Northern California Women's Amateur

Open to all NCGA Women members with a numeric handicap index. Championship Flight (7.4 index or less as of the closing date) will be limited to the first 36 entrants. After that, entries will be placed on an alternate list in the order received. Format: 36 holes stroke play (18 holes per day).

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