After 139 holes of golf, it was Kendall Griffin
who raised the 92nd Women’s Amateur trophy at the end of the day. Griffin took down Elle Nachmann
, 2 and 1, on Sunday at Hammock Dunes Club.
Griffin becomes a three-time champion with this Women’s Amateur victory, having capture the Girls’ Junior title in 2013 and the Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2019. The University of Louisville graduate transfer is the eighth collegiate player in the last nine years to capture the championship.
The morning saw Griffin defeat Carla Alvarez Perez, 1 up, while Nachmann secured a commanding win over Bianca Sol Cruz, 6 and 5.
With weather on the way, the final match between Griffin and Nachmann began about an hour after the last semifinal match. Griffin took a quick 1-up lead after a birdie on the first hole, rolling in a 15-foot putt.
Griffin and Nachmann halved the next two holes with pars. Nachmann tied the match back up on the par-4 fourth hole. The Boca Raton native hit her approach shot to one foot and rolled it in for birdie.
Both players just missed putts for birdie on the par-4 fifth hole to keep the match all tied up.
As Griffin and Nachmann made their way to the green on the sixth hole, play was suspended due to weather.
Following an hour-and-a-half weather suspension, both Griffin and Nachmann headed back to the sixth green. Griffin made a 6-foot putt for par to halve the hole.
On the par-3 seventh hole, both players found trouble off the tee. After her tee shot and a missed chip, Griffin found herself short of the green, finishing with a double bogey. Nachmann was long right of the green, but she chipped it to a foot and was conceded the putt to win the hole and go 1 up.
After both players finished with a par on the eight, Griffin knocked in a 12-foot to tie the match back up heading to the back nine.
Griffin, a Florida Junior Tour alum, took back the lead on the 11th hole with a birdie. Nachmann quickly tied the match back up on the par-3 12th, hitting her tee shot to one foot. They halved the next two holes to head to the 15th tee tied.
Nachmann ran into some trouble on the 15th hole, hitting it in the greenside bunker and finishing with bogey. Griffin, a Louisiana State University graduate, played the hole steady finishing with par to take a 1-up lead.
Griffin extended her lead to 2 up on the par-3 16th hole, sinking her 5-foot birdie putt. The Sebring native captured the championship on the 17th hole, as the players halved the hole, winning 2 and 1.View results for Florida Women's Amateur
ABOUT THE Florida Women's Amateur
- 156 total players
- 36 holes of individual stroke play qualifying
- Field will be cut to the low 32 players for the
Championship match play field
- Gross only, no handicaps and no consolation
- Female amateur golfer
- Florida residency required
- A valid USGA Handicap Index not exceeding
- Entrant is not required to be a member of the FSGA
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