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62 FALL 2018 | NCGA.ORG T O U R N A M E N T C E N T R A L Longer Days, More Titles Summer Breezin' June 11-13 | Fort Washington G&CC, San Joaquin CC, Copper River CC WGANC Stroke Play Championship Flight A Gross: Vernie Miller, 79-74-79—232 Overall: Holly Bare, 80-80-71—231 Flight B Gross: Lynda Donahue, 86-81-90—257 Flight C Gross: Crystal Lee, 94-92-91—277 Flight D Gross: Mary Jo Knudsen, 99-95-102—296 Flight A Net: Michiko Shoji, 70-75-73—218 Flight B Net: Gloria Lynch, 75-72-71—218 Flight C Net: Soonok Coats, 73-72-70—215 Flight D Net: Christine Diesslin, 76-76-72—224 June 18-19 | Poppy Hills GC Chiew Saephan and Bunna Sam, 60-63—123 51st NCGA Four-Ball Net June 20-21 | Poppy Hills GC Despite the difficult windy conditions on the back-nine, Antonia Malate finished with a bang. Malate played her final seven holes in 1-under par, including a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th to cap off her first NCGA title. Her final-round 79 gave her a two-day total of 10-over 154 and a one-shot victory over Arielle Swan-Smith. Malate, who played her prep golf at Stevenson School, will begin playing for San Jose State in the fall. "Playing with college players and just experiencing the pressure, it helps me a lot as I get ready to play at the next level," said Malate after her victory. Malate's round included one birdie, along with two bogeys and three double bogeys as she battled a shaky putter on the final day. "I had to keep my mental game together even though I was putting badly. My caddie helped me through it and I just toughed it out," Malate said. Playing in the group ahead of Malate, Swan-Smith shot a final-round 77 to come in at 155, finishing in second place. Rei Nakatani took third place after a card- off that broke a four-way tie at 14-over 158. In the Senior division, Granite Bay resident Jennifer Douglas was so much in the zone that immediately after signing her scorecard she went straight to the driving range to prepare for a playoff. However, when the totals were finalized on the scoreboard, her 2-over par 74 was good enough to win in regulation. Douglas's final round included two birdies and four bogeys for a two-day total of 9-over 153 and a one-stroke victory over runner-up Sally Voss Krueger. After not playing golf for the last seven years due to a shoulder injury, Douglas called her first NCGA title the "top" of her golf accomplishments. "I putted really well, and then just fairways and greens trying to keep pace with Sally," she said. Krueger, the first round leader, had back-to-back rounds of 77. Three-time Senior champ Pat Cornett took third at 158. 14th NCGA Women's Amateur and Senior Women's Amateur

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