Elizabeth Schultz Claims The 2020 Women's California State Open Title!
MURRIETA, CA (August 5th, 2020) – Elizabeth Schultz of Concord erases a seven shot deficit to win the 5thannual Women’s California State Open hosted at Bear Creek Golf Club.
The 36-hole Championship began in 2016 features notable past champions including active LPGA TOUR players Brianna Do (2016) and Haley Moore (2019). This year’s playing of the Women’s State Open visited Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta for the first time in the events history and windy conditions were present for both days.
Amateur Jamie Jacob of Encinitas held the round one lead after carding a three-under, 69, on the Jack Nicklaus Signature course and would eventually claim the low amateur honors after posting a final round 79 for a two-day total of 148.
Schultz started the final round seven shots back from the lead after an opening round 76, but poured in six birdies to claw back up the leaderboard and credits her “hot putter” to picking up some ground heading down the stretch.
“It was tough conditions, being windy, but I was just trying to play my best round today and wasn’t thinking a lot about where the leaders were,” Schultz said.
Heading into her final hole, Elizabeth drained a monstrous 60-foot putt that catapulted her into the winners circle with a final round of two-under, 70.
Schultz finished with a two-day of 146, one shot clear of second place finishers Amy Matsuoka of Newport Beach and Demi Runas of Torrance.
Low amateur honors goes to Jamie Jacob of Encinitas (69-79) and Quynn Duong of San Jose (73-75), finishing tied for fourth.
Schultz, who is competing in the Symetra tour felt the rush of emotions from this win as a Professional, “this win has been so exciting for me, and its validation that all of my hard work is showing.”
Special thanks to host PGA Professional Tim Gardner and Kim Schilling of Bear Creek Golf Club and their entire membership for hosting the Women’s California State Open.