July 14, 2013

Lamm Captures Women's Stroke Play

Lamm holds off Connely to win Women's Stroke Play

After enduring numerous weather delays, Lauren Lamm prevailed to capture the 19th Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship at The Forest Country Club, in Fort Myers, on July 12-14.

Lauren Lamm, of Lakewood Ranch, posts a tournament total of two-over par 218 to win the Championship by one shot. Lamm opened up the Championship with a three-over par round of 75 to trail the first round leaders by three strokes. The second round was delayed over 5 hours due to in-climate weather, but when the skies cleared Lamm carded an impressive round of one-under par 71, to grab a share of the lead after 36-holes.  After a 4 1/2 hour delay on Sunday, Lamm came out firing with birdies on 2 and 4 to go along with only one bogey to turn at one-under par 35. After playing holes 10-17 in only one-over par, Lamm would head to the 18th tee with a one stroke lead. Lamm hit two great shots to set up a routine par on the last hole to post a final round of even par and win the title.

Tara Connelly, of Palm Beach, took home second place honors after rounds of 74-73-72. Connelly narrowly missed out on a playoff after her birdie putt on the 54th hole just grazed the hole to fall just one shot short. Kimberly Benedict, of Bonita Springs, Megan Kiley, of Lakeland, and the 2012 FSGA Women's Player of the Year, Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, all finished tied for third place with a tournament total of four-over par 220.

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