Lehua Wise Claims Her Third Women's Section Title!
Dana Point, California – Lehua Wise of The Hideaway Golf Club is the 2019 Women’s Section Champion after posting a two-day total of six-over par, 146 at Monarch Beach Golf Links.
Coming into the final round three-shots off the lead, Wise turned on the afterburners making the turn with back-to-back birdies on #12 and #13. Wise wasn’t alone down the stretch, with a pack of players making the push for the title. A three-way tie for second place saw Jacqueline Riegle of Monarch Beach Golf Links, Erika Ilagan of SeaCliff CC, and Dr. Alison Curdt of Wood Ranch Golf Club all finishing a single stroke off the lead at seven-over par, 147.
This title marks Wise’s third Women’s Section Championship victory in the events’ 13 year history, having won in 2011 and 2016.
“I’m very happy, excited and surprised. I just tried to stay in the present today and hit good shots. My goal is always to finish on top and at the same timeI was just trying to have fun. It shows that if you focus on yourself and let loose it helps out a little bit.”
Winning the Teal Division is Mardell Wilkins of Tijeras Creek Golf Club with a two-day total of plus-27, 167.
Congratulations to Curdt for claiming the OMEGA Women’s Player of the Year honors with 401.67 points over seven events. Congratulations isalso in order to Wilkins for earning OMEGA Women’s Senior Player of the Year with 325 points. Both Curdt and Wilkins will be honored at the annual SCPGA Presidents Dinner for their POY titles.
Special thanks to partners Honma, Sterling Cut Glass, Kyocera, PGA TOUR, AMY Sport, Alluvial Wines, Nailed Golf, and Story I Golf, along with host PGA Professionals Eric Lohman and Brandon Delgado with Monarch Beach Golf Links.