Roswell, GA — Meagan Wallace, of Charlotte, NC playing in just her second tournament as a professional carded a final round of 2-under par 70 for a championship total of 6-under par 138 to win the Georgia Women’s Open in a playoff over professional Kaylin Yost of Kennesaw. Wallace birdied the first playoff hole for the victory.
Wallace started the day two shots behind Yost and she got off to a rough start when she hit her opening tee shot out of bounds on the first hole and made a double bogey to fall four shots behind Yost. Yost played steady golf through her first 14 holes and maintained a three-shot lead for most of the day. Her only mistake was a quadruple bogey 7 on the par three 15th hole to fall out of the lead. She made a birdie on the 17th hole to regain a share of the lead at six-under par.
Wallace is a 2014 graduate of Winthrop College and plans on playing more events before attempting LPGA qualifying school next year. For her efforts, Wallace won the first place prize of $1,600 and the coveted W.A. (Bill) Roquemore trophy. Bill Roquemore was the founder of the Canongate family of golf courses and a long time supporter of women’s golf in Georgia.
Professional Shabril Brewer of Fairfax, VA finished in solo third place at 5-under par 139 after shooting a final round of 68. Low amateur honors went to Payton Schanen of Johns Creek who finished in fourth place at 4-under par 140. Rounding out the top five was Jessica Haigwood of Roswell at 3-under par 141.
Defending champion Ashlan Ramsey of Greenville, SC shot a final round of 77 and finished in a tie for 8th place.