Sierra Brooks fends off Nelly Korda for big win at The Sally
Sierra Brooks
Sierra Brooks

-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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Results: Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally)
1FLSierra BrooksSorrento, FL70072-71-69-74=286
2FLNelly KordaBradenton, FL50073-74-74-69=290
5FLAlex MilanLutz, FL40074-74-74-74=296
3NCLori Beth AdamsBurlington, NC40076-71-74-72=293
4FLAshley HolderOrlando, FL40076-72-75-72=295

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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 elite.

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 Championship division.

Eligibility: A female from birth, that has reached the age of 16. All entries are accepted subject to Committee Approval.

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