Local Guo rallies for Orlando International Women's Am title
Sophie Guo (FSGA photo)
Sophie Guo (FSGA photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2018) – Sophie Guo rallied in the final round of the Orlando International Women’s Amateur with a final-round 69 that was just enough to climb two spots on the leaderboard and take the title. Guo clipped first-round leader Ashley Lau Jen Wen by a single shot.

The title represents one more feather in the cap of Guo, a decorated junior who resides in Orlando but is originally from China. She won the Doral Publix Junior a year ago, scored a top-10 finish in the Florida Women’s Amateur and was fourth at the AJGA Girls Championship. Guo has committed to play college golf for Texas beginning next fall.

Guo’s third-round 69 at Orange County National’s Panther Lake course was made up of 15 pars and just three birdies, one of which came at No. 16 and effectively sealed the title for her. Lau Jen Wen, a freshman at Michigan, had a final-round 72 that included a single bogey on the back nine.

Kentucky’s Leonie Bettel was third with a 1 under total. Behind that, Louisville senior – and second-round leader – Lauren Hartlage was fourth at 1 over. Hannah Berman, who plays for Jacksonville University, rounded out the top 5 at 2 over.

Results: Women's Orlando International Amateur
1FLSophie (Yixian) GuoOrlando, FL50072-71-69=212
2MalaysiaAshley LauMalaysia40068-73-72=213
3AustriaLeonie BettelAustria30071-73-71=215
4KYLauren HartlageElizabethtown, KY30069-76-72=217
T5FLHannah BermanPonte Vedra Beach, FL30074-73-71=218

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ABOUT THE Women's Orlando International Amateur

The Women's Orlando International Amateur Championship is an annual golf tournament gathering high-level amateur golfers from the United States of America and abroad. 54-hole stroke play championship, playing 18 holes per day.

Open to low-handicap amateurs, players who play college golf, players who have qualified for any of the current year's USGA or R&A championships, and those who have the recommendation of their country’s Federation or Association.

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