Sierra Brooks fends off Nelly Korda for big win at The Sally
-Story by Julie Williams of Golfweek
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2015) — Driving into Oceanside Country Club on Saturday morning, nine-shot lead in hand, the names of past South Atlantic Amateur (Sally) champions staked into the ground stuck out to Sierra Brooks. Maybe it was just the first time she had allowed herself to notice them.
Brooks, a 16-year-old from Sorrento, Fla., became the next name to join the prestigious list, but not as easily as observers might have expected, given the size of the cushion. Sentimentality drove Brooks’ chaser Nelly Korda even harder. Korda, also 16, was trying to win the title that big sister Jessica Korda, now a three-time LPGA winner, took home in 2010.
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ABOUT THE Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally)
The Women’s South Atlantic Amateur Golf
Championship (The SALLY) is played the
second week of January each year, in Ormond
Beach, Florida. Oceanside Country Club has
been home to The SALLY since its beginnings
in 1926. The tournament field consists of top
amateurs in the US and the top finishers are
frequently represent the U.S. for the biennial
Curtis Cup team. You will find
many former SALLY players among the LPGA
72-hole stroke play championship with a
Championship Division (max handicap 6.0) and a
Rockefeller Division (max handicap 10.0) that plays
from shorter tees. There is also a Senior competition
for players aged 50 and over competing in the
Eligibility: A female from birth, that has
reached the age of 16. All entries are
accepted subject to Committee Approval.
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