Lisa Cossette of Rockwell, N.C., defeated reigning champion Melinda Huang of Los Angeles in a hill-hill battle by a score of 9-8. She’ll advance to a pro event next year.
Huang finishes as the Runner-up in this year’s event. Tina Hess of Huntsville, Ala., finished in 3rd Place.
Forty-one women competed in this year’s Womens U.S. Amateur Championship.