Yin tops Cathrea for Calif. Women's Amateur title
CARMEL, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2012) -- Angel Yin defeated Casie Cathrea 2-and-1 in Saturday's 36-hole championship match to win the 2012 California Women's Amateur Championship at Quail Lodge.

Yin and Cathrea earned the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively, in stroke-play qualifying and played like the event's top two players throughout.

Yin knocked off Calista Ringsby in Friday's afternoon semifinal match, 1-up, to move on while Cathrea dispatched of Renata Young, 2-up.

Young had moved to the semifinals with an upset win over Lynne Cowan in 19 holes.

ABOUT THE California Women's Amateur

The California Women’s Amateur Championship was founded in 1967 and played at Pebble Beach Golf Links until 1987 when the Championship was invited to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, where the tournament remains to this day.

36-hole stroke play qualifying round, 18 holes each day, to determine 32 players for match play. Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-up, Semifinalists, Quarterfinalists and the 36-hole Low Gross Medalist from qualifying rounds.

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