Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh has won the Sunshine State making this her second win in the U.S. in five weeks.
The twenty year old from Kill playing on a scholarship at Wake Forest University, closed with a one-under 71 to win the Sunshine State Amateur by six strokes at Las Colinas Golf Course at Mission Inn Golf & Resort.
“Absolutely delighted with another win,” she reported. “Nice way to round off the unique semester!“
Tied for the lead with England’s Euphemie Rhodes on level par after rounds of 75 and 69, the Kildare star birdied the first, then bogeyed the second before adding another birdie at the 14th to win on one-under 215 from American Alyssa Lamoureux, who finished on five-over 221 after rounds of 74, 74 and 73.
“I played really nicely today, the pins were a lot more difficult I found, so I had to play smart all day,” she added. “ I hit my irons really well yesterday and today and gave myself plenty of good chances. My short game was good today in tougher conditions which helped minimize the bogeys. Roll on the spring season!”
Walsh from Co. Kildare claimed her first win in the US last month’s winning by five strokes in the Griffin Women’s Amateur
at Grandover Resort in North Carolina.