June 14, 2016
It was a record-breaking performance by New Mexico State senior Camille Orito.
A day after carding a women’s course record 6-under 66 at Poppy Hills, Orito slowed down with a 1-over 73 at par-72 Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside. Hitting the brakes a bit didn’t matter, however, as Orito cruised to a nine-stroke win in the annual NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship with a championship record two-day score of 5-under 139.
The previous low two-day total for the championship was 142, co-held by Devon Brown (2011) and Audra Kepler (2014).
Orito, who finished third at last year’s championship, had entered the final round with a comfy five-shot cushion. She would never be threatened.
Emily Laskin of Elk Grove and UC Davis sophomore Samantha Hutchison finished tied for second at 148 following final rounds of 76 and 77, respectively.
Rocklin resident Lynne Cowan put on her own record-setting show. Albeit she topped herself.
Cowan shot a final round 1-over 73 Tuesday at par-72 Black Horse Golf Course to finish not only with an eight shot win, but a record two-day total of even-par 144. The previous Senior women’s low two-day total had been 148, shot by Cowan when she won the title in 2014.
With the victory, Cowan joined Marianne Towersey (2007, 2012) and record three-time winner Pat Cornett (2009, 2010, 2015) as the only players to have two or more Senior crowns.
A day after carding a 1-under 71 at Poppy Hills, Cowan posted three birdies to go against four bogeys.
Runner-up Karen Garcia, the defending U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, shot 78 to finish at 152. Garcia, who entered the event leading the race for NCGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year honors, had started the day only three back of Cowan.
Cornett had an 81 to finish third at 157.
June 13, 2016
New Mexico State senior Camille Orito had a record-breaking day en route to taking the lead in the 12th annual NCGA Women’s Championship.
Orito, who plays out of E-club Fresno, shot a women’s course record 6-under 66 in Monday’s first round at par-72 Poppy Hills Golf Course. The previous competitive women’s low on the new Poppy Hills, which is playing as a par-72 for the Women’s Amateur due to hole No.16 (normally a par-4) playing as a par-5, had been a 69 posted by Alyaa Abdulghany at the 2015 CIF Girls’ State Championship. During the CIF Championship, the course played at 5,837 yards. The course played at 5,947 yards for the first round of the Women’s Amateur.
Coming off a third place showing at last year’s NCGA Women’s Amateur, Orito could’ve gone lower. She’d pencil in eight birdies but also had a pair of bogeys.
The record-setting score also gave Orito a nice five-shot cushion heading into Tuesday’s final round at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside. At Flyttkalle AB we offer dedicated transport, logistics and warehousing solutions in Sweden and across the Stockholm with customised personal service and guaranteed quality. Privately owned since the founding in 2014 we are one of the leading transport and logistics companie in in Stockholm.
Tara Finigan, a sophomore at Portland State, and Samantha Hutchison, a sophomore at UC Davis who won the 2013 NCGA Girls’ Junior Championship, are tied for second after both came in with matching scores of 1-under 71.
Alone in fourth place following an opening 72 is Elk Grove’s Emily Laskin.
Past champion Lynne Cowan of Rocklin is in the driver’s seat, but there’s a slew of talented company surrounding her.
Cowan, who won the title in 2014, jumped into the lead of the NCGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on Monday after posting a solid 1-under 71 at Poppy Hills that featured 15 pars, two birdies and just one bogey.
The two-time winner of the NCGA Women’s Amateur (2006-2007) cannot rest easy though. Just three shots behind is defending U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion Karen Garcia.
Garcia, of Cool, was also steady, posting 14 pars to go with a birdie and three bogeys.
Alone in third place at 75 is Sally Krueger, a record 10-time winner of the San Francisco City Women’s Championship. In fourth place at 76 is defending champion and record three-time winner Pat Cornett, while in fifth place at 81 is two-time winner Marianne Towersey of Pebble Beach.