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Colorado Women's Match Play: Lee wins

AURORA, Colo. (July 27, 2011) -- Somin Lee of Denver never trailed Wednesday in winning the 36-hole CWGA Match Play final at CommonGround Golf Course.

Lee, the CWGA Junior Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, defeated 2011 Stroke Play champion Brooke Collins of Louisville 3 and 1 to earn her first open-division CWGA title.

Lee, who will play college golf at Pepperdine beginning in the fall, was 5 up after 10 holes Wednesday, but Collins evened the match after 18 holes and squared things again with a 20-foot birdie on the 30th hole. Lee then won the next two as Collins hit into a deep fairway bunker on the 31st hole and couldn't get up and down for par on the 32nd.

The players halved the next two holes before Collins made bogey on No. 17 and conceded Lee's birdie putt, giving the 19-year-old the victory.

It was the fourth CWGA championship for Lee, who also won the Junior Match Play in 2008 and 2009 and the Junior Stroke Play in 2009.

In the senior division of the CWGA Match Play, Laurie Steenrod of Aurora defeated defending champion Kim Eaton of Greeley in 19 holes to claim the title.

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ABOUT THE Colorado Women's Match Play

One of two CWGA state individual championships for amateur women. Singles Match Play. The game is played by holes. A hole is won by the competitor who holes her ball in fewer strokes. The match is won by the player who is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played. The tournament is three days of match play preceded by an 18-hole stroke play qualifying round. Championship and First Flights are comprised of the 32 lowest Handicap Indexes as of the first day of the tournament. The low 16 qualifying scores will determine Championship Flight and the remaining 16 qualifiers will determine First Flight. Ties for 16th place in Championship Flight will be played off in sudden-death. All other flights are pre-flighted prior to the qualifying round based upon current Handicap Indexes with 8 players per flight. Players in all flights are seeded according to their qualifying round scores. All match play ties are played off in sudden- death. Handicap Index limit is 36.0. All matches are played at scratch--no strokes

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