Amateur Cecilie Nielsen wins Texas Women's Open
Cecilie Nielsen (Courtesy of North Texas PGA)
Amateur Cecile Nielsen
, who plays collegiately at Texas Tech, carded a final round 66 (-6) to win the Texas Women's Open on Friday at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch in Argyle, Texas.
Neilsen shot rounds of 70-68-66 to finish at 12-under 204 for the professional-ladened event, good for a one-shot win over another amateur, Sabrina Iqbal
of San Jose, Calif. Amateurs occupied the eight out of the first nine spots on the leaderboard, including the top five.
Other amateurs who garnered top-10 finishes include Camryn Carreon
(-10; t-3), Melena Barrientos
(-10; t-3), Annabelle Pancake
(-10; t-3), Michelle Liu
(-6; t-7), Farah O'Keefe
(-6; t-7), Isabel Sy
(-5; t-9) and Minji Kang
Nielsen, a native of Horsholm, Denmark, started the final round three shots behind the leaders. She came out of the gate with three straight birdies which led to a front nine 32. She carded two more birdies on the back nine before play was suspended with three holes remaining in her round. After a one hour and fifty-seven minute delay, she finished with three straight pars, enough to claim the title by one shot.
Throughout the final round, Nielsen was also battling food poisoning. “I didn’t really think about winning, I just wanted to be done and finish so that I didn’t do all this work for nothing. I am really happy that it resulted in me winning,” said Nielsen.
The low professional in the field this year was Canadian Kelsey Sear. She fired 3-under-par rounds of 68-71-69 to finish the Championship at 8-under-par.
Steven Clements, Northern Texas PGA contributed to this report
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ABOUT THE Texas Women's Open
36-hole stroke play event open to
professionals and amateurs.
Eligibility: Professional and amateur golfers
were female at birth. All amateurs must have
current USGA Handicap Index of 9.9 or lower.
Contestants are NOT required to reside in
Starting Field / Format: Limited to 120
contestants. 36-hole stroke play event with no
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