Kristen Obush (Ligonier Country Club) captured her second Women's Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania championship title defeating defending champion, Carol Semple Thompson (Allegheny), 2 and 1.
In the closely contested match, Obush held a one hole lead until Thompson won the thirteenth with a delicately played chip to a tight pin location that won the hole and evened the match. Obush regained the lead with a par on 15 and carried that lead into the 17th when both players' drives found the left rough. Thompson conceded the hole and the match after discovering that she had played the wrong ball on her approach to the green.
Obush was pleased to play 4 solid matches against high quality opponents, each of whom challenged her in different ways. This year's final was an opportunity to avenge a loss against Semple Thompson in the finals of the 2012 championship at Shannopin. It is the second title for Obush; Semple Thompson was shooting for a 16th WGAWP title.
In other bracket action: Sue Colton bested Joann Weingard to win Flight 1
Judy Lynn-Craig beat Mary Pat Beilich to win Flight 2
Patty Kegel downed Mary Mackey to win Flight 3
Sue Tremont outlasted Maria Jarrett to win Flight 4
Full details of all matches, bracket results and photos of the winners and runners up can be found on the Tournament tab>Championship links.
Special thanks to the delegates and professional staff at Longue Vue Country Club for making this outstanding venue a possibility for our organization. The course was in beautiful condition, the staff attentive and helpful and the food...delicious!