After her 63 on Thursday, Augusta James of Bath, Ont., held steady at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship on Friday, winning by six strokes after a final round 2-under 69 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ont.
“There’s no better way to describe it then I’m pumped,” said James. “It’s such an honour to be part of a strong tradition, so many fantastic women before me have won this tournament so I’m proud to have my name up with them.”
James carded 19 birdies and only five bogeys over 72 holes to finish at 14-under 270. The victory also earned her exemptions into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
“Tristan (national team coach Mullally) and I were talking about how I’ve put in a lot of work and it’s tough because you want to force it to happen but you have let it happen,” said James.
“This week obviously I was able to do that and I’m proud of myself and happy that I was able to,” she added.
Australia’s Su-Hyun Oh finished solo second at eight under par after a final round, two-under 69 to edge Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. who carded a one-under 70 to finish in third.
In the Mid-Amateur division (25 and over), Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C., earned her fourth consecutive win.
Proteau carded a final round seven-over 78 to finish seven strokes ahead of Helene Chartrand of Pincourt, Que.
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