FAIRFIELD GLADE, Tenn. (July 23, 2011) -- Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City posted a one-under-par 71 (66-69-71--206) today to win the 2011 Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open Championship by one stroke.
Martindale and Brooke Pancake of Chattanooga swapped the lead throughout the day with Pancake leading after the turn. Martindale charged through the last holes eventually recapturing the lead going into the 18th hole. Pancake missed a six-foot birdie putt on 18 that would have forced the two dueling amateurs into a playoff.
Martindale now shares a common thread with former Vanderbilt University Women’s Golf standout Sarah Jacobs. Jacobs was the last amateur to win the TN Women’s Open in 2003 and also the last to hold both the TN Women’s Amateur and TN Women’s Open titles in that same year. Martindale will be a freshman on the Vanderbilt University Golf Team this fall.
Low Professional honors went to three players who all posted even par for the Championship. Taryn Durham (Glasgow, KY), Clarissa Childs (Columbia, SC), and Christina Lecuyer (Conway, AK) each took home $3,450.00.
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