Alyssa Montgomery wins Tennessee Women's Amateur
Three subpar rounds lifted Alyssa Montgomery to the Tennessee Women's Amateur title (photo courtesy of TGA)
picked the right week to get hot.
The Virginia Tech junior carded rounds of 67-70-70 at Holston Hills Country Club to finish 9-under 207 to win the Tennessee Women’s Amateur championship on Thursday by four strokes over Nicole Whitson of Knoxville.
Montgomery set the tone for her week by opening with a flawless, bogey-free round of 5-under of 67 on Tuesday. Whitson was up to the challenge, turning in an opening round of 69 or her own to stay within striking distance of Montgomery.
Both golfers shot 2-under rounds of 70 in the second round, setting up Thursday’s final round showdown.
Whitson gave a stroke back when she bogeyed the first hole and she still trailed by three at the turn. Three consecutive bogeys on holes 13, 14, 15 dashed her title hopes, as she finished with an even par 72 for her final 18 holes.
Montgomery, who finished seventh in this event last year, turned in her third straight subpar round with a 70 to win the championship by four strokes.
It was a breakthrough win for the Knoxville resident, who was without a victory since winning the 2019 AJGA Scott Stallings Junior Invitational.
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ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Amateur
Eligibility: Open to all female amateur golfers with
the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA
transgender individuals, (2) have an active GHIN
Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course,
and (3) have a
Handicap Index of at least 36.0 at the time of entry.
Field: The field is limited to 120 players, and players
select the Division they wish to compete in. Entries
accepted as received until the tournament is full.
Divisions: There are two divisions--the
Division and the Flighted Division. The Tennessee
Amateur Champion will come from the
Championship Division Format: Contested at match
play with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to
for match play as well as medalist honors. Following
the 36-hole stroke play qualifier, the Championship
BE CUT to the low 32 players.
Flighted Division Format: Contested at match play
with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the
match play. Following the 36-hole stroke play
qualifier, ALL players will be divided into flights of
eight (8) to compete
in the match play portion of the event.
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