Jenny Bae wins Georgia Women's Amateur
It was Jenny Bae’s
world at the Georgia Women's Amateur and the rest of the field was living in it.
Bae, a rising senior at the University of Georgia, shot three under par rounds of 69-66-70 to finish at 11-under 205 to win the Georgia Women’s Amateur championship Wednesday at Coosa Country Club in Rome, Ga. by five strokes over Tess Davenport
, who will be a junior next season at Vanderbilt.
After carding an opening round 69 on Monday, Bae separated herself from the field with a 6-under 66 on Tuesday to take a three-stroke lead over Davenport into Wednesday’s final round. A strong front runner, the Suwanee, Ga. native was 4-under through 16 holes on her Wednesday card before settling for a 2-under 70 and a five stroke victory over Davenport.
Only eight golf golfers managed to break par for the three days at Coosa Country Club.
Bae, a second team All-SEC selection and a honorable mention Golfweek All-American, led the Bulldogs in virtually every statistical category during the 2020-21 season, and she produced a perfect 100 percent counting percentage over 33 rounds. She was one of only two golfers to compete in all 11 tournaments and paced Georgia in stroke average (72.94), par-or-better rounds (13), birdies (98), top-10 finishes (three) and top-20 finishes (seven).
Bae was the Bulldogs' top individual finisher at six of 11 tournaments, headlined by her victory at the NCAA Columbus Regional where she shot 4-under 212 to secure a three-shot win as Georgia captured the team title by a 15-shot margin. Bae also finished 10th at the SEC Championships, where she shot a career-best 54-hole tally of 8-under 208.
University of Georgia Athletic Communications contributed to this report
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54 hole stroke play championship for Georgia
women, flighted after the second round. The Eleanor M.
Keeler Memorial Trophy
is awarded to the champion.
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