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SoCal Women’s Am: Jaime Jacob claims win in final am start
19 Aug 2020
by Brayden Conover of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for SCGA Women's Amateur, Goose Creek Golf Club, Jaime Jacob Profile

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Jaime Jacob (SCGA)
Jaime Jacob (SCGA)

Wanting to end her amateur career on a high-note, Jaime Jacob did just that at the 6th annual SCGA Women’s Amateur at Goose Creek Golf Club.

Jacob, alongside runner up Briana Chacon, broke the former scoring record of 9-under set in 2018 by Alexa Melton.

Constant 100-degree temperatures could not keep up with Jacob’s hot play. Opening the three-day event with an 8-under 64, Jacob set the pace as she claimed a three-stroke advantage after one day of play.

The reigning D-II National Champion hailing from Cal State San Marcos slowed her roll in the second round as she traded five birdies with three bogeys en route to a 2-under 70 on Tuesday and sat 10-under for the championship.

One-shot back of Oregon Duck sophomore, Chacon, Jacob found her play she left behind on Monday. Two back of Chacon as the duo made the turn, Jacob needed to make a push in her final amateur event.

After three consecutive pars to open the backside, Jacob lit up the final six holes with five birdies to one bogey to shoot a 3-under 69 and surpass Chacon who carded a 72 as the championship came to a close.

Jacob now joins the likes of Andrea Lee, Lilia Vu, and Alyaa Abdulghany with the win.

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ABOUT THE SCGA Women's Amateur

The SCGA Women's Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index of 9.4 and below at the time of registration. Competitors undergo 18 holes of stroke play qualifying play to reach the final field of 72 players. In the Championship, players compete over 54 holes of stroke play with the top 30 plus ties advancing after 36 holes to the final round.

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