Kelly Wilson of El Dorado Hills became the first player to have her name etched on a new trophy.
The 47-year-old Kelly made a birdie on the final hole to win the inaugural Northern California Golf Association Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship by one stroke over Kendra Bishop of Walnut Creek at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
“I’m honestly really proud to win this tournament against this awesome group of women,” said Wilson, who is the mother of sons Drake, 8, and Chase, 18 months old. “The other players, they’re very well accomplished moms and other professions. They play such great golf even with all of their other life responsibilities.
“It’s a lot of planning, and I have a really supportive husband. Plus, Drake my 8-year-old, loves golf. He always wants to go practice. So he gets me out there. … We’re so appreciative to have an NCGA Women’s Mid-Amateur. It was so much fun.”
Wilson, a member at Cameron Park Country Club who was a professional tennis player and didn’t take up golf until she was 30, posted a score of 76-75—151, 7-over-par, while Bishop wound up at 75-77—152 after being unable to make a birdie on the par-5 finishing hole that would have forced a playoff.
Marissa Mar of San Francisco shot 76-78—154 to tie for third with Lauren Dobashi of Gold River, who finished at 75-79—154, while Sally Krueger of San Francisco was fifth at 78-80—158.
Jennifer Brumbaugh of Boulder Creek totaled 82-77—159 to tie for sixth with Holly Bare of Clovis, who came in at 81-78—159, while Jody Ho of San Jose was eighth at 80-80—160, followed by Joy Robinson of Pebble Beach at 83-81—164, and Devin Daugherty of San Francisco rounded out the top 10 at 80-85—165.
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