Florida's Kelly Grassel rallies to win The Sally
Florida's Kelly Grassel holds The Sally trophy <br>(Photo Courtesy of The Sally)
Florida's Kelly Grassel holds The Sally trophy
(Photo Courtesy of The Sally)

ORMOND BEACH, FL (January 14, 2017) -- For the first time all week Florida senior Kelly Grassel didn't begin a round in the lead. What is the solution to that? Rally on the final day of The Sally and take the only lead of the week that matters, the one that ensues the final round.

Grassel began the round at Oceanside Country Club one-stroke back, before rallying to an 8-under finish with a 3-under 69 final day. On Wednesday Grassel jumped to the top of the leaderboard with a 4-under 68 and she continued to hold the lead through 36-holes with a Friday 3-under 69 that pushed her to 7-under. Grassel had to play catch up on Saturday because of a 2-over 74 that dropped her to 5-under.

Fellow Gator senior Maria Torres ended up second at 7-under and one shot short of forcing a playoff. Torres, the reigning SEC Player of the Year, closed with a 3-under 69.

UCF senior Ashley Holder, 12-year-old Alexa Pano and Florida sophomore Samantha Wagner all shared third at 5-under. Wagner had held the lead at the start of the final round.

Results: Women's South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally)
1INKelly GrasselChesterton, IN70068-69-74-69=280
2Puerto RicoMaria TorresPuerto Rico50069-71-72-69=281
T3FLAshley HolderOrlando, FL40071-72-74-66=283
T3FLAlexa PanoLake Worth, FL40072-70-69-72=283
T3FLSamantha WagnerOrlando, FL40071-67-72-73=283

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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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