The bet pays off at the California Women’s Championship
Before returning to the Palouse for her second year in Washington State, Madelyn Gamble had some business to attend to in Ojai, California. Women’s Championship with a score of 3 under 210, five strokes ahead of finalists Sienna Lyford, Kate Villegas and Jensen Julafka, who all finished at 2 of 215. Gamble took control of the tournament with a first round 67 ( -5) at Ojai Country Club and never looked back.
The former Northern California Golf Association junior champion was a runner-up at this event two years ago and caught the attention of the Washington State coaching staff. She played in all nine of Wazzu’s tournaments last season as a rookie, collecting one top three and three top threes this year. Her best result of the season came in her college debut at the Badger Invitational, where she finished tied for third.
Joy Robinson of Pebble Beach, Calif., successfully defended her senior title with a score of 18 of 231 (77-81-73) to cut three-time champion Corey Weworski with one shot. Dr. Patricia Cornett finished five backs at 23 of 236.
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ABOUT California Women’s Championship
54 individual championship holes in stroke play with Championship and Senior (50+) divisions. No age limit, no residency requirement. The championship is open to all female amateurs with a maximum USGA Handicap Rating of 18.4 as of July 23, 2022. The field is limited to 90 players with the lowest handicap ratings in each division as of July 23, 2022. New this year, the Senior Division will be guaranteed 28 players and the Championship Division will be guaranteed 58 players.
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