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New England Women's Golf Association

56th Annual Championship

July 10-12, 2012

Natanis Golf Club, Vassalboro, ME

Kristen MacDonald Wins By a Stroke in New England Women's Golf Championship

Natanis GC Major Challenge to New England Women Players Vassalboro, Maine - July 11, 2012

The final round of the New England Women's Golf Association at Natanis Golf Club, in Vassalboro, Maine increased the pressure on everybody. The greens were faster, the weather warmer, the grass longer in the rough. Not to mention it was the last day to make a move.  Samantha Morrell, of Laurel Lane Country Club in Massachusetts, did just that, mounting a charge against Kristen MacDonald, of Thomson Country Club in Connecticut, who had held the lead for two days straight. MacDonald, however, held off Morrell and won the tournament.  MacDonald credited her consistency to her winning performance, beating Morrell by one stroke overall -- 222 vs. 223 through three days of play.

Pam Kuong, who plays out of Charles River Country Club, also in Massachusetts, took third place, with a 231, her score coming down each of the three days of play. Kuong was also the leading Senior finisher with that score, the next Senior some 6 strokes behind.

Legend and Juniors Score Well

Nicole Tombs, of Concord Country Club in New Hampshire, who led the Legends Division after yesterday's round, stayed steady to keep the lead and win the Division. Alice Huang, of Penobscot Valley Country Club in Maine, won the Junior Division, with a three-day total of 250. Huang pulled ahead of yesterday's Junior pack by posting a 78 in today's round.

Natanis Golf Club, in Vassalboro, Maine, yielded only one below-par round in all three days of play, posted by MacDonald on the first day.

State Results:

CT = 648 points to win First Place

RI = 649 points to win Second Place

MA = 658 to win Third Place

ME = 659 points to win Fourth Place

NH = 684 points to win Fifth Place

VT = 671 points to win Sixth Place