Olivia Williams Wins RI Women’s Amateur
Olivia Williams beat Adriana Eaton 3&2 to win the Rhode Island Women’s Amateur on Saturday at Kirkbrae Country Club.
This is her first Women’s Amateur title of her young career.
“It feels great. Adriana is a great player so it was a tough match and it feels good to play well enough to win,” said Williams after the round.
Just a little over a week ago, Williams won the Junior-Amateur at Ledgemont, now follows it up with the Women’s Am title.
“It means a lot. They are both tournaments with the best players in the state, so it means a lot to play good enough to win,” she added.
The rising junior at La Salle now has a High School State Title, two Junior-Am titles and an RI Women’s Am title to her name.
She will next join the Eaton sisters in New Hampshire for the New England Junior.
Williams Wins It
Playing on her home course. Adriana jumped out to a one-up lead on the first hole.
Williams took a one-up lead back on the third hole, before giving it back to Eaton on the sixth hole.
The two players were even after eight, and then the tides turned.
Williams birdied the ninth hole to take a one-up lead, and then won the tenth hole with a par against Eaton’s bogey to go two up.
Williams had tree trouble off the tee on the 11th and Eaton was able to win the hole to get back to one-down.
Williams then birdied 12th after she put her third shot right next to the flag to take a two up lead, she then went three-up on 13 and four-up on 14 to take control of the match.
Hand shakes took place on the 16th hole.
Women’s Senior Amateur
Wannamoisett’s Angel MacLeod held on to beat Point Judith’s Melissa Hem one-up to win the Senior Amateur Championship.
MacLeod took a one-up lead on the 14th hole and parred halved out to win.
Kirkbrae’s Lisa Corrigan won the Net Amateur 2up over Trish Labossiere of Triggs.
Corrigan was one-up going into the 18th hole and then won the hole 6-for-5.