Romeoville, Ill. (June 30, 2018) – Emilee Hoffman claimed the Women’s Western Golf Association’s 118th National Amateur Championship title on June 30 at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, Illinois.
Hoffman, of Folsom Calif., beat Tristyn Nowlin of Richmond, Ky., by an 8 & 7 margin in the 36-hole final. Her name will be inscribed on the W. A. Alexander Cup, along with other stars including Patty Berg, Louise Suggs, Joanne Gunderson Carner, Beth Daniel, Nancy Lopez and Grace Park.
“I had hoped to play well and advance in this tournament and it worked,” Hoffman said. “I loved this tournament. It was very well run, and I met some really great people.”
Nowlin will have her name inscribed on the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial trophy, which was donated by members of the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club when the tournament was held there in 1987. The trophy is one of Babe’s golf clubs. It is attractively framed and hangs in the entry of the clubhouse.
“It has been a fun week. Today, I played a better player,” Nowlin said. “Emilee has a great mental game. Thanks to everyone with the WWGA for a great tournament.”
The 119th Women’s Western Amateur will be held July 15-20 at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Ill.