Amateur Martindale wins Tennessee Women's Open

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.

ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Open

Eligibility: Entries are open to professional and amateur female golfers who meet the following requirements (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals and (2) for amateur participants, have USGA Handicap Index of 7.0 or less for the Open Division and 12.0 or less for the Senior Division from a USGA recognized state or regional golf association at the time of entry. Senior Division participants must be 50 years of age or older on the first day of the competition.

Field: 144 players with 96 positions are reserved for the Open Division and 48 positions are reserved for the Senior Division.

Format: The Women's Open Open Division will be contested at 54- holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36-holes. The Women's Open Senior Division is contested at 36-holes of stroke play without a cut. Professionals and amateurs in their respective divisions play from the same yardage

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