NKU Golfer Wins Local Women's Amateur Tournament
Kristen Smith, a rising senior on Northern Kentucky's women's golf team, won the 2015 Northern Kentucky Women's Golf Association Amateur Tournament Tuesday evening.
Smith shot a 67 on Monday to grab the lead and a two-stroke advantage over Jill Eddington after the first 18 holes.
"The first day was the best round I've ever played, surpassing my lowest round ever by four strokes," said Smith. "The course was playing pretty short and I knew whoever made the least amount of mistakes would win the tournament."
The Butler, Kentucky (Pendleton County HS), native continued her strong play in the second round, carding the lowest score of the day with a 73. Smith's two-day total (140) was four strokes ahead of Nadine Innes, who leaped over Eddington to finish second.
"This is the biggest tournament I play in during the summer and it means a lot to win this event," said Smith. "It's pretty awesome to have won it twice, first as I entered NKU as a freshman and now again entering my senior year."
Entering her final year as a Norse, Smith has played in 16 rounds over the three years and enjoyed her best year this past season with an 81.67 stroke-per-round average.
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