YORK, Pa (June 14, 2012) -- It was a wire-to-wire victory for Isabel Lendl of Bradenton, FL at the prestigious Women's Eastern Amateur played at the Country Club of York. Lendl, who won the event for the first time in 2009, started the 54-hole stroke play event with a 2-under par 70 and a one stroke lead over Amanda Steinhagen who opened with a 71.
After a second round 74 Lendl was co-leader with Rachel Rohanna who was at 144 after shooting even par rounds of 72, 72.
But the final round Lendl charged back carding another 2-under-par 70 to finish at 214, four strokes ahead of second place finisher Brittany Altomore who posted at 218 (76,75,67.) Altomore had the low round of the tournament with her final round 67.
Finishing tied for third at 219 was Monifa Sealy (74-76-69) and Briana Mao 75-72-72.)
The Women's Eastern Amateur was started in 1906 and has played every year with the exception of 5 years during the World Wars. It is open to players who are members of clubs and schools belonging to the Eastern Amateur Golf Association in states on the east coast.
This event is a women's Golfweek/amateurgolf.com rankings tournament.