Karen Garcia wins US Senior Women’s Amateur
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Karen Garcia rallied to win the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur on Thursday at Hillwood Country Club, taking the final two holes for a 1-up victory over Pamela Kuong.
The 53-year-old Garcia, from Cool, California, rebounded after losing Nos. 14-16 to fall a hole down. She squared the match with a par on the par-17th and won with a par on the par-4 18th.
The 54-year-old Kuong is from Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.
In the morning semifinals, Garcia topped Sue Cohn of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 1 up with a par win on the 18th, and Kuong beat Tama Caldabaugh of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with a par on the 21st hole.
The tournament is for players 50 and older.