Noel wins Women's Texas Amateur

MONTGOMERY, TX (July 30, 2011) -- Maggie Noel of Houston, TX and recent Northern Texas University graduate has become the 90th WTGA State Amateur Champion. Maggie was able to take down this year’s medalist Katelyn Sepmoree 1 up after a tough and hard fought match. 

Maggie had a tough road to the finals with her largest margin of victory only being 2 & 1 which came in her quarterfinal match. She had two other matches that took extra holes but after battling through the heat of Conroe, TX she was able to come out on top. 

In the consolation side of the Championship bracket, Carol Martin of Irving, TX was able to defeat Taylor Stockton of Houston after a long 21 hole match. 

In flight 1, Sarah Hurt of Southlake was able to take down Erica Pressley of Selma 4 & 3 to take home the first flight championship. 

In the second flight, Carol Turnage from Anna, was able to hold off Lecia Alexander of Stafford by a score of 2 up to win the second flight championship. 

Flight three was won by Suzan Knox of Crockett who defeated Suzzette Kirchner from Spring, TX by a score of 5 & 3. 

The flight four championship went to Diane Sloan of San Antonio who won by a score of 5 & 3 over Montgomery’s own Shirley Rabuck.

ABOUT THE Texas Women's Amateur

Field Limit: Lowest handicap indexes in multiples of 8 with a maximum of 88 players. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, entries will be accepted in order of handicap index.

Format: The 32 players with the lowest qualifying scores will fill the Championship flight and contend for the title. The qualifying round is optional for all but the players with the 32 lowest handicap indexes. The 16 players eliminated in the first round of Championship flight match play may participate in an 18-hole Stroke Play consolation round. Remaining players will be flighted into seven flights of eight based on handicap. The four players eliminated in the first round will proceed to a consolation match play bracket for each flight.

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