Gebauer Repeats in PWGA Legacy Open by 6 Shots Over Garcia at Hiddenbrooke

Lauren Gebauer of Orinda just keeps on winning.

Gebauer, who plays out of Sequoyah Women’s Country Club in Oakland, captured the Pacific Women’s Golf Association Legacy Open for the second straight year by six strokes over Karen Garcia of Cool at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo.

The event is sanctioned by the Northern California Golf Association.

Gebauer, who earlier this year won the WGANC Stroke Play Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa for the second straight year in addition to finishing second in U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying, posted a score of 72-77—149, five-over-par, while Garcia, of Sierra View Country Club in Roseville, finished at 79-76—155.

Last year, Gebauer won the PWGA Legacy Stroke Play Championship at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill, plus the PWGA Legacy Champion of Champions at the Club at Pasadena in Monterey, in addition to finishing second in the Alameda Commuters Women’s Championship at Corica Park Golf Club and tying for fourth in the NCGA Women’s Mid-Amateur at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Gebauer is much more than a golfer.

Dr. Lauren E. Gebauer is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she attended the University of Notre Dame where she walked onto the Women’s Golf Team and earned four varsity letters and two Academic All-American awards.  

Following college, Dr. Gebauer enrolled at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where she graduated with honors, including membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society.

Krista Wylder of Roseville shot 79-77—156 to tie for third in the PWGA Legacy Open with Deborah Robertson of Martinez, who wound up at 77-79—156.

Allyson Harvie of Sacramento shot 86-80—166 to finish fifth, followed by Rhonda Pense of Martinez at 85-84—170, Robin Smith of Chico at 87-75—172 and Pam Katros of Roseville at 87-87—174.

Vivian French of Weed totaled 91-84—175 to tie for ninth with Vicki Philpott of Roseville, who came in at 87-88—175

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