Carmen Titus defeated defending champion Lacy Shelton on Saturday afternoon at Swope Memorial to win the 65th playing of the Kansas City Women’s Match Play Championship.
Shelton took a quick 2-up lead in the final match, but Titus fought back to square it up through five. From there, the match was very even, with both players trading 1-up leads. Titus took a 1-up lead into the 17th, but made bogey, squaring the match. Following a halve on 18, the players went back to #1 to play their 19th hole. Shelton, who hit her approach shot over the green, was unable to save par, setting up a 2-putt victory for Titus.
The KC Women’s Match Play dates back to 1915. Click here to see the history.