Morgan strikes again at the South Carolina Women's Amateur
Anna Morgan (WSCGA photo)
When you’re hot, you’re hot.
Furman freshman Anna Morgan took home her second tournament in as many weeks.
Winning the Carolinas Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur last week in dramatic comeback fashion, Morgan followed it up with a win at the South Carolina Women’s Amateur.
With an uneventful opening nine one-under to the championship, Morgan squandered away her birdies on No. 10 and No. 15 with bogeys on No. 16 and No. 18 to close out day one at 1-under and a share of the lead alongside Clemson sophomore Gracyn Burgess.
Kicking off the second and final round with a birdie on No. 1, Morgan traded two more front nine birdies for bogeys to make the turn at 2-under for the championship. With birdies on No. 10 and No. 15 once again, Morgan was 3-under for the championship and took a one-shot lead into the final round.
Morgan’s final round was a roller coaster, to say the least. Back-to-back bogeys kicked off her day, cutting her lead to one before back-to-back birdies on holes three and four negated her slow start. Adding a birdie on seven, Morgan seemed to have forgot about what happened to begin the day. Suddenly, the wheels came off. Morgan carded four consecutive bogeys on No. 8, 9, 10, and 11. Snapping out of the bogey trance, Morgan fired a birdie on No. 12 and parred the next five holes.
On 18, still with a one-shot lead, all Morgan had to do was make it six straight holes with a par to close out the championship. But, just like last week, Morgan had a flair for the dramatic. Making a bogey on the 54th hole, she found herself limping into a playoff against Furman commit Savannah Hylton.
Taking two holes to complete, Morgan was finally able to take a deep sigh of relief as she put away the tournament.
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ABOUT THE South Carolina Women's Amateur
54-hole stroke play championship with Championship
and State divisions. Open to any female amateur golfer
who is a legal resident of South Carolina for a
minimum of six months prior to the championship, is
a member of a WSCGA club, and has a current GHIN
handicap index issued by the Handicap Program of
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