Antonia Malate walked off her latest victory.
Malate, a graduate student at San Jose State from Seaside, sank a 20-foot eagle putt on the fourth playoff hole to turn back Emma McMyler of San Antonio, Texas, and win the Patriot All-America Women’s Amateur on the Gold Course at The Wigwam Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
McMyler and Malate both birdied the final hole to get into a playoff with Grace Summerhays, who led after each of the first two rounds, but bowed out with a par on the first extra hole as the other two players made birdies.
Malate and McMyler also both made birdies on the next two playoff holes before McMyler missed a 25-foot eagle putt on the fourth extra hole and Malante sank the winner. Malate played the 18th hole at The Wigwam seven times during the tournament and came away with five birdies and two eagles.
“This is one of my bigger wins, so I’m excited,” said Malate, who captured the 2021 West Coast Women’s Amateur and the 2018 Northern California Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship. “(Emma) played really well and made a lot of great putts. She made it hard for me, so I had to make an eagle to win.”
Malate, who also tied for second in the 2022 Condoleeza Rice Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course, posted a score of 67-65-69—201, nine-under-par, while McMyler finished at 67-66-68—201, and Summerhays wound up at 63-68-70—201.
Briana Chacon of Whittier was fourth at 65-68-69—202, followed by Katherine Muzi of Walnut at 68-67-68—203, while Casey Weidenfeld of Pembroke Pines, Fla., totaled 73-65-66—204 to tie for sixth with Olivia Mitchell of Plano, Texas, who finished at 70-67-67—204.
Nicole Neale of Trabuco Canyon was eighth at 68-69-68—205, followed by Lauren Leigh of Loveland, Colo., at 71-68-67—206, while Ashley Menne of Surprise, Ariz., shot 70-70-67—207 to tie for 10th with Olivia Schmidt of Edmond, Okla., who came in a 68-71-68—207.
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