Firing scores of 65, 69, 71 and 65 are all very impressive and were more than enough for Norway native Karoline Stormo to capture the 89th Ladies National Golf Association Amateur Championship title.
Making 23 birdies this week, Stormo had this to say about her play, “the course set up well for me and the greens rolled great. I hit some great shots setting me up to make some putts.”
Stormo took the round one lead and held on to it tight, extremely impressive for an individual her age competing against a very strong field to tough competitors.
This championship caps off a great summer for her and fuels her fire heading into her senior year of golf and studies and Kent State University.
Lauren Hartlage had a great week as well finishing as runner up shooting a 277 four round total.
To view complete results from round one, click here.
ABOUT THE LNGA
The Ladies National Golf Association (LNGA) has a rich and illustrious 90-year history as evidenced by the many recognizable names throughout our historical records. Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, Betsy Rawls, Judy Bell, Barbara Barrow, Nancy Lopez, Carol Semple Thompson, Ellen Port, Grace Park, Brittany Lang, Paige McKenzie, Lorena Ochoa, and Bethany Wu depict the LNGA Amateur Champions who have gone on to professional careers, Curtis Cup players/captains, golf stage newscasters, and World Golf Hall of Fame.
The original Tri-State Women’s Golf Association (Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas) grew rapidly and formed the Missouri Valley Women’s Golf Association to admit Iowa and Nebraska on June 9, 2916. Later, expansion was again needed for championship golf tournaments, and the group became known as The Women’s Trans-Mississippi Golf Association when officially organized on February 17, 1927. The twenty states included provided an opportunity for many excellent golfers to compete who had been previously excluded. The organization now included states bordering the east bank of the Mississippi to the eastern divide of the Rocky Mountains. Then again, in 1973, the Trans-Mississippi was renamed Women’s Trans National Golf Association as the association attracted national and world-wide attention.
ABOUT THE GOLF CLUB OF TENNESSEE
The Golf Club of Tennessee opened for member play in 1991. Tom Fazio, widely-acclaimed as one of today’s best golf course architects, fashioned a golfing masterpiece on 317 acres of Tennessee’s most beautiful rolling land, in a wonderfully quiet and pastoral setting. Featuring zoysia fairways, bermuda roughs, and A1 bent grass greens, the 7,184-yard, par-71 course sprawls over nearly twice the acreage of a traditional 18-hole course. Fazio used all of the elements of design excellence—with holes that are strategic and penal, challenging yet player-friendly, and memorable but not contrived. The course’s natural beauty and topographic features are carefully interwoven to create an exciting golf course.