Isabella Fierro Sprints to South American Women's Amateur Title
(South American Amateur Photo)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (January 22, 2017) -- On Sunday at Martindale Country Club Mexico's Isabella Fierro left nothing to doubt. Fierro began the final round of the South American Amateur leading by four-strokes but with a final round 4-under 68 she sprinted to a 10-stroke wire-to-wire victory.
American's Julia Potter and Meghan Stasi were the closest to Fierro who finished 14-under.
In the final round Fierro played a steady 1-under 35 front nine with two birdies and a bogey. The runaway really began on the back nine when Fierro birdied three-times on her way to a flawless 3-under 33 final side. Her birdies came on the 11th, 17th and 18th holes.
Potter and Stasi saved their best rounds of the week for the final round as they both fired 6-under 66's to reach 4-under and share second place.
Potter, the defending and two-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur winner, bogeyed just once all day while rolling in seven birdies. Most of the work for Potter was done on the front side with five birdies being carded, including three in a row from Nos. 6-8.
For four-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur winner Stasi it was a bogey-free round of golf with three birdies being tallied on each side.
Columbia's Silvia Garces, Bethan Morris of Wales and Argentina's Ela Anacona shared fourth at 3-under.
ABOUT THE South American Women's Amateur
A 72-hole stroke play championship, the South
American Championship was started in 2006 and is
organized annually by the Executive Secretary and
governing body of the country in which the
is conducted. The schedule provides that the seat
should be rotated in all South American countries.
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