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Princess Superal picked up another big win as she primed up for the big league, outclassing low medalist Naomi Ko of Victoria BC to clinch the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship crown via an emphatic 6&5 victory in Cle Elum, Washington over the weekend.
Superal put on a strong fightback from a disastrous 77 in the first round of the 36-hole stroke play elims, rallying with a 73 to finish second to Ko, then flashed her awesome form in the match play phase to beat her rivals in lopsided fashions.
She stunned Ko with her solid driving, superb iron play and a near-impeccable short game and won five of the first six holes in the 36-hole finale at the Prospector Course at Suncadia en route to a commanding 6-up lead after the morning duel.
The Canadian ace tried to mount a comeback in afternoon play, moving to within three after 24 holes, but The Country Club ace birdied Nos. 25 and 28 to quash the threat and clinched the 6&5 triumph with a par on the 31st hole.
“I really didn’t expect to win and Naomi is really a good player. But I hit it pretty well and my short game and putting clicked,” said Superal.
“She was just awesome throughout the match play. She played with a lot of confidence and kept on sinking those putts,” said TCC coach Nestor Mendoza.
“In the finals, she hit three birdies in the morning to seize control then gunned down three more in the afternoon to dominate Ko.”