HOUSTON — Kelsey Chugg capped off a dominant week of match engage in with a 3-and-1 victory more than Mary Jane Hiestand to win the U.S. Women’s Mid-Novice title and receive a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open up next yr.
Chugg, building her U.S. Women’s Mid-Novice debut, started her week with an 85 in stroke engage in qualifying. She rebounded with a 72 to receive one of 64 spots in match engage in, and the 26-yr-old from Salt Lake Town took it from there.
None of her six matches achieved the 18th hole at Champions Golf Club
“It truly is just been a mad week. I won’t be able to believe I pulled it off,” said Chugg, the membership director for the Utah Golf Association. “This is truly interesting for me to be ready to deliver this house for Utah and the golfing group there.”
Hiestand, a 58-yr-old from Naples, Florida, was making an attempt to develop into the oldest Women’s Mid-Novice champion. She achieved the championship match by building a 50-foot birdie putt to win her semifinals match in 19 holes, and she opened the remaining match by building a 25-foot par putt.
Chugg never ever gave her significantly hope just after that. The turning point arrived on the 3rd hole when Chugg created a 40-foot par putt, and Hiestand three-putted from 25 toes to get rid of the hole. She never ever caught up.
The match finished on the 18th hole when Hiestand three-putted and conceded Chugg’s short par putt.
“I created practically nothing,” said Hiestand, whose previous most effective in USGA occasions was a semifinal decline in the 2013 U.S. Senior Women’s Novice. “It truly is a putter’s golfing study course and that’s my video game. For me not to make just about anything is awesome, but you have those times.”
The U.S. Women’s Mid-Novice was relocated to Champions from Quail Creek State Club in Naples since of substantial flood injury from Hurricane Irma.