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Fitzpatrick Collects Second Arizona Women’s State Stroke Play Title
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.- Mikayla Fitzpatrick added a second title to her trophy case after winning the Arizona Women’s State Stroke Play Championship. Trailing by three shots heading into the final round, Fitzpatrick’s consistency helped her capture a second title.
The 2019 Xavier University graduate hit the ground running with two birdies on her first five holes. Carding a 38 on the back nine, Fitzpatrick finished with a solid 1-over par 72 for the day, one stroke ahead of Ariana Macioce and Courtney Vogel. She concluded the tournament with a three-day total of 216 (71, 73, 72).
“Honestly, there was really no secret, just fighting every shot, trying to hit the best you can, and scrambling out pars and birdies when you can.” The talented golfer explained more about what went well in her round. “I hit my driver pretty good today, I didn’t really have much trouble with the desert.”
The 2019 champion is gearing up for LPGA Tour Qualifying School at Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, California next week, in hopes of earning her LPGA Tour card. This AGA Women’s Stroke Play victory should send Fitzpatrick off to Q-School with an extra boost of confidence. There is no doubt the fierce competitor will perform with grace and composure, just as she did this week.
“I love this tournament and I love playing in it. It’s always run really well and I love all the people who help out here. It has been really nice getting to know them as well as all the competitors. It’s super fun playing with a bunch of college players that I grew up playing in junior golf tournaments with.”
Sue Clinch claimed the Overall Net Championship title for the Arizona Women’s State Stroke Play. Clinch shot a net score of 210 over three days of the tournament to secure her victory. She tied with Rebecca Red Horse at three-under and won in the USGA scorecard playoff.
When asked her secret to success, Clinch responded, “I trusted my shots well, went for everything I could and I just got lucky. It was a good day and a good three days.”