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Fight On! Katherine Muzi wins SCGA Women’s Match Play title
Courtesy of Southern California Golf Association
Courtesy of Southern California Golf Association

In a battle USC Trojans teammates, it was Katherine Muzi who fought her way to the SCGA Women’s Match Play Championship at Mission Viejo CC with a 3 and 2 win over Brianna Navarrosa.

The championship match was a see-saw battle from start to finish. Navarrosa jumped out to an early lead by taking the first hole, before Muzi battled back with wins on No. 2 and 3. Navarrosa had a 1 up lead heading into the final nine holes and when she rolled in a birdie on the uphill par-4 10th, the sophomore from San Diego enjoyed a 2-up lead over her Trojan teammate.

Muzi fought back with a birdie of her own on No. 11 to cut Navarrosa's lead in half. Re-energized, the rising senior from Newport Beach then went on a tear, winning holes 13-15 to take a 2 up lead. She closed out the match on the downhill par-3 16th when she drained an 8-foot birdie putt for a 3 and 2 victory.

Muzi saw action in five tournaments for the Trojans last season, earning a season-best third place finish at The Gold Rush in February. A three-time Rolex Junior All-American (2017-19), Navarrosa was one of the nation's top recruits coming out of Mater Dei Catholic High School in San Diego. The 2019 Canadian Women's Amateur Championship cracked a talented Trojan lineup seven times during the course of the season, including starts at the Pac-12 Championships, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships.

Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com contributed to this report

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The SCGA Women's Match Play Championship brings incentive to the SCGA points program. The SCGA points program awards points to golfers who give strong performances in SCGA, USGA, CGA and other selected outside tournaments. The championship fields consist of 16 players in single elimination match play. Players are invited based on an exemption criteria and must be current members of the SCGA at the time of registration.

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