Colbert Hills GC, Manhattan, KS – Katie Winters charged back from a 7-stroke deficit at the start of today’s round to claim the 2019 Kansas Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. This marks her third association major title adding to her 2009 and 2010 Kansas Women’s Amateur Championships.
Carmen Titus had a rocky double bogey-bogey start on the challenging opening holes 1 and 2, and an uncharacteristic stretch from 6-10. Not willing to go without a challenge, she gained some positive momentum with a birdie on #13 with a conservative drive and stellar wedge play. Her back nine 38 was not quite good enough to bring home a trophy though.
Lacy Shelton also made a strong charge for the title. She opened with birdies at holes 2 and 4, and closed the gap with Titus to two strokes. Another birdie on hole 9 gave her a red-hot 3-under par 34 on the front nine. She faded a little down the stretch with bogeys on 17 and 18 to close the tournament with a 75, leaving her one stroke shy of a playoff.
Winters also got off to a rocky start on holes 1 and 2, but a birdie on the risk/reward 3rd hole changed the tide. She would go on to make six more birdies including one on the difficult closing 18th hole to claim the title outright. She recorded nine 3s on her card in a very solid +1 (74) round. Winters said she focused on course management after her rough start in the opening round, and it showed in today’s results.