Malate Wins West Coast Women’s Am by 8 Shots in Her Hometown of Seaside

Antonia Malate coasted to an eight-stroke victory over Anika Varna of Roseville in the 2021 West Coast Women’s Amateur Championship on the Bayonet Course at Bayonet Black Horse Golf Club in Malate’s hometown of Seaside. 

The 20-year-old Malate, who will be a senior at San Jose State in the Fall and captured the 2018 Northern California Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, led virtually from wire-to-wire while posting a score of 70-70-70—210, 6-under-par. 

Malate, an All-Mountain West Conference selection last season as a junior for the Spartans, finished second in the California Women’s Championship and the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate earlier this year.  

Varma, who is from India and won the 2017 All India Junior Girls Championship at the age of 13, finished second at 72-74-72—218, followed by Quynn Duong of San Jose and Gonzaga at 74-73-76—223, Nicola Kaminski of Point Loma at 74-76-75—225, and Megan Yang of San Jose and UC Irvine at 75-77-75—227.  

Abigail Leighton of Santa Rosa, who won the 2019 California Junior Girls Championship, totaled 80-77-74—231 to tie for sixth with Lauren Shew of San Francisco and Santa Clara University, who shot 83-75-73—231, Kiran Sangha of San Mateo, who finished at 79-77-75—231, and Kayla Sam of Anaheim Hills, who wound up at 74-70-77—231. 

Carissa Wu of Dublin and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo posted a score of 75-81-76—232 to tie for 10th with Sifan He of China and Pepperdine, who came in at 74-75-83—232. 

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