2013 TRANS Amateur Champion U Cal, Berkeley's HANNAH SUH
Hannah Suh of San Jose, CA, and Ashlan Ramsey, Milledgeville, GA, were tied at 2 under par 214 going into the final round of the 72-hole Trans inaugural stroke play championship. Ramsey was 5-down after nine holes. With an exchange of birdies in the back nine, Ramsey pulled to within one stroke going into the 72nd hole. She watched with heartache as her birdie putt barely slid past the hole. Suh sank a perfectly struck eight foot par putt to claim the title.
The day began with Hannah making birdie on #1 and Ashlan scoring a bogey - a huge two shot swing. Ashlan countered with back to back birdies while Hannah parred then struggled to a bogey. The ball was in Ashlan's court - until the next hole. Ashlan again bogeyed to Hannah's birdie while two holes later Ashlan's second shot found the water leading to a difficult double bogey - to another Hannah birdie.
At the end of the front nine, Hannah was leading by four shots. Ashlan mounted a valiant comeback on the back nine with eight pars and a single bogey while Hannah struggled with four bogeys.
On the final hole Ashlan faced a slippery downhill breaking birdie putt that just slid by the hole. Hannah stepped up to an eight foot uphill putt that found the center of the cup for the one stroke win.
Players following in order:
Schaffers Mill Golf and Lake Club, Truckee, CA ~
6389 yard Par-72 ~ Altitude 6800 feet
294 Allison Corpuz, Honolulu, HI
294 Beverly Vatananugulkit, Davis, CA
296 Sarah Schmelzel, Phoenix,AZ
296 Shu-Yin Liu, Clackamas, OR
296 Kassidy Teare, Vista, CA
297 2010 TRANS Champion Mia Piccio, Philippines
John Harbottle/Johnny Miller design.