Krystal Quihuis wins 87th Women’s TRANS National Amateur Golf Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in one-hole playoff
Tucson, Ariz. native makes par on the first playoff hole to win the 72-hole Championship
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – July 14, 2017 – Krystal Quihuis (Tucson, Ariz.) won the 87th Annual Women’s TRANS National Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club Friday, making par on 18 in a one-hole playoff with runner-up Sarah Burnham (Maple Grove, Minn.).
The 72-hole stroke play Championship teed off on Tuesday, July 11 with amateur golfers from 10 countries and 29 universities competing on the classic Donald Ross course.
“From our Welcome Reception to the Medalist Awards to the crowning of the 2017 Champion, the week has been filled with great play, fun and camaraderie from the players representing 10 countries around the world,” said Joanne Walker, President of the Women’s TRANS National Golf Association. “Exciting play from a strong international field of players and support of the Mid Pines staff have all contributed to a very successful week for the 87th TRANS Amateur Championship!”
Quihuis, a senior at the University of Arizona, finished the 72-hole Championship with a score of 70-70-68-73—281 to claim the tournament’s top honor, the George III Champion Trophy.
Burnham, a senior at Michigan State, finished with a score of 69-72-68-72—281 and was awarded the Iva May McDonald Champion Runner-Up Trophy.
Third place went to Hira Naveed (Perth, Australia), a junior at Pepperdine, who finished with a score of 76-76-71-68–291.
Medalist Awards were distributed on Wednesday following the first two rounds of the tournament.
- Quihuis was also awarded the Nancy Orr Tournament Medalist Trophy, presented to player having the lowest combined score for the first two days of the Championship.
- Meghan Stasi (Oakland Park, Fla.) was awarded the TRANS Mid Amateur Medalist Trophy, presented to a player 25 years of age and older with the lowest combined score for the first two days of the Championship.
- Nicole Adam (Pinehurst, N.C.) was awarded the Dorothy Pease Junior Medalist Trophy, presented to a junior player under the age of 18 with the lowest combined score for the first two days of the Championship.
- MK Zordani (Palm Desert, Calif.) was awarded the Grace Palmer Woodruff Senior Medalist Trophy, player over the age of 50 who has the lowest combined score for the first two days of the Championship.
- Michigan State University was awarded the TRANS Howell Team Trophy, awarded to the club or university/college whose two members have the lowest combined score for the first two days of the Championship. Spartan team members Burnham and Katie Sharp (Kendallville, Ind.) competed in the tournament.
This year marked the fourth time that Mid Pines has hosted the Championship. All-time champions at Mid Pines include Quihuis (2017), Paige Mackenzie (2005), Sherri Steinhauser (1983) and Catherine Reynolds (1977).
The 88th Women’s TRANS National Golf Championship will be held at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club in Marysville, Calif. For more information, please visit the Women’s TRANS National Golf Association website at www.womenstrans.com.
About Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club / Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
Nestled in the fragrant pine forest of North Carolina, you will find an experience unlike any other. For nearly a century, golfers have reveled in the serene ambiance of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts. Two 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf courses have earned us our place among the country’s best golf resorts – and one to which our guests and USGA Championships return to time and again. For more information, visit http://www.pineneedles-midpines.com/.