Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hannah O'Sullivan

Going into the final round of the Symetra Tour Mesa Gateway Classic, Hannah O'Sullivan is leading by four strokes over Haley Italia.

The Symetra Tour is the "Road to the LPGA", like the Tour is to the PGA Tour.  The field includes several current and former LPGA Tour players, and the 2005 US Open Champion.

Hannah is a junior at Hamilton High School in Chandler.  Her 65 on Saturday tied for the lowest round in tournament history.

Update:  She was -4 on the front 9, stretched the lead to 7 strokes, and finished 15 under par (tournament record), winning by 4.  She's hoping for a sponsor's exemption to the LPGA Founders' Cup in March, but is prepared to qualify if necessary.  She's the youngest winner ever on the Symetra Tour.  (Lydia Ko won on the LPGA Tour at 15.)

Italia was the low pro, claiming the winner's check but not the trophy.  It was her first win*.

The story on ESPN.

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