Lauren Greenlief follows through to win inaugural AGA Women's Am
Lauren Greenlief (AGA Women's Amateur)
Top amateurs from around the country flocked to Jupiter, Florida for the inaugural AGA Amateur Championship hosted by The Dye Preserve Golf Club.
Taking a six shot lead into the final round on Sunday was 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Am champion and 2017 U.S. Mid-Am medalist Lauren Greenlief (Ashburn, Virginia). Paired with 2013 and 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Am champion Julia Potter-Bobb (Indianapolis, Indiana) and Chelsea Dantonio (East Aurora, New York), Greenlief was challenged by the duo through the front nine.
Potter-Bobb was able to cut Greenlief’s lead to just two as Dantonio lurked just three shots back at three over for the tournament. Settling down following a double bogey on the par-3 7th, Greenlief put on cruise control with six consecutive pars on hole Nos. 8-13. Tallying a bogey on the 14th, Greenlief still had her lead in tact as the final group moved on to the final four holes.
As Potter-Bobb stayed stagnant and Dantonio dropped another shot on the par-4 16th, Greenlief was crowned champion as the trio closed out the final hole as her 6-shot lead to begin the day was cut in half following a final round 3-over 75.
In the senior division, Amy Ellerston (Free Union, Virginia) fell up the leaderboard with a final round 74 thanks to a final round 80 from 36-hole leader Gigi Higgins (Cape Coral, Florida). Ellerston’s rounds of 75/73/74 were good for a 6-over 222 and a two shot win over Higgins and the rest of the field.
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ABOUT THE AGA Women’s Amateur Championship
The tournament will be 54 holes of stroke play for
eligible women who have completed their college
eligibility and are 23 years of age on or before the
round of the competition. Field limited to 72 players.
Applicants must have a USGA handicap index of 6.0
lower. Entries will be reviewed based on playing
experience, competitive success, rankings and merit
against those of other applicants.
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