Experience and talent carry Latanna Stone to Dixie women’s title
Latanna Stone started the final round with a two-stroke lead in the Dixie Amateur’s women’s division, then adamantly slammed the door on her closest pursuers, shooting a 4 under 67 on Sunday to claim the title.
The LSU junior of Riverview, Fla., Organized rounds 69-69-70-67 to finish 9 under 275 to win a four-stroke against Reagan Zibilski, a senior at Springfield Catholic High School (Mo. ) who signed up to play at the University of Arkansas next fall.
After opening his final round with three consecutive pars, Stone extended his lead with four birdies over the next six holes to complete the 4-under 32 turn. Nine regular pars of his nine inwards were more than enough to seal the game. title for the first-selection All-SEC team that played on winning Palmer Cup teams in 2020 and ’21 and qualified for the US Women’s Amateur at the age of 10 in 2012.
Angela Arora, one of Canada’s top junior players, was third at 4 under 280 while Duke-linked Andie Smith was seven behind at 2 under 282. Nicole Gal and Yunyuaan Zhang , the co-leader after the first round, completed the top-five under 283. Gianna Clemente, an All-American Rolex AJGA first-team team who shot a minus 64-7 in Friday’s second round , was seventh at par 284.
Results: Dixie Amateur Women
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ABOUT Dixie Amateur Women
72-hole invitational stroke play for women played at the Palm Aire Country Club. Field is made up of former Dixie amateur champions and women from around the world invited by the tournament committee. (You can request an invitation on www.dixieamateur.com). The tournament takes on added significance as one of the last major international amateur events to be played before the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) determines their bye list based on the rankings. The field limit will be 108 players. The ground is cut after 54 holes for the 70 lowest players and ties.
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