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Sarah Spicer wins N.C. Women’s Amateur golf championship

Sarah Spicer of Bahama, shown in this file photo, hits from a bunker at hole No. 4 at the Governors Club during the second round of the U.S. Women's Golf Open Sectional Qualifier that took place at the Governors Club’s Lakes-Foothills Courses in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Sarah Spicer of Bahama, shown in this file photo, hits from a bunker at hole No. 4 at the Governors Club during the second round of the U.S. Women's Golf Open Sectional Qualifier that took place at the Governors Club’s Lakes-Foothills Courses in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. FABIAN RADULESCU

Sarah Spicer of Bahama put an exclamation point on her victory in the 66th N.C. Women’s Amateur Championship by holing out for eagle from the fairway on her final hole Thursday.

Spicer, 17, led after the three-day event’s second round and led by a large margin most of the final round. She already had the title all but locked up when she eagled the last hole at Wilmington’s Porters Neck Country Club.

Spicer’s 70, the low round of the tournament, was good enough for 2-under-par total of 214 for the championship.

“If I could have putt better today I could have really shot a low round,” Spicer said. “But to hole out for eagle from the fairway on my final hole; that was just crazy.”

“This is a great win for my career. It’s a great tournament with a lot of history and I’m happy to now be a part of that history.”

Spicer became the third player in the history of the N.C. Women’s Golf Association Amateur history to win the overall championship as well as the junior prize as well. The junior prize is given out to those players participating who are 17 years of age or younger.

Dr. Angela Stewart of Greenville led wire-to-wire to take home another senior champion crown.

In the State Tee division Patty Moore of Charlotte captured the Super Senior title as well as winning by an impressive 16 strokes over her nearest competitor. This division plays a shorter course.

Players were placed into flights for the final round within their division.

Spicer won by seven strokes over Raleigh’s Courtney McKim (221) and eight over Kate Collom of Davidson (222), who had carded a 71 in the first-round to share the early lead with Spicer’s sister, Jessica Spicer, who ended up at 232 total for a share of 11th place.

Both of the Spicers played on Northern Durham’s varsity this year.

Full detailed hole-by-hole scoring can be found here: http://www.ghintpp.com/carolinasgolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?ID=1481.

Overall Final Results

Championship

1 Sarah Spicer, Bahama - 73-71-70--214

2 Courtney McKim, Raleigh - 75-72-74--221

3 Kate Collom, Davidson - 71-74-77--222

4 Sarah Bertram, Concord - 77-72-74--223

5 Ashley Sloup, Southport - 75-76-73--224

6 Ashley Thompson, Clyde - 78-73-74--225

T7 Annie Collom, Charlotte - 74-75-78--227

T7 Cecily Overbey, High Point - 74-77-76--227

9 Evelyn Dole, Raleigh - 78-75-75--228

10 Angela Stewart, Greenville - 77-76-78--231

T11 Gabrielle Weiss, Southern Pines - 73-79-80--232

T11 Jessica Spicer, Bahama - 71-78-83--232

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