On June 8 to 10 at South Bend, Indiana, USA
A five-stroke deficit and 55-minute weather delay did not phase Maia Schechter (Chapel Hill, N.C.) today, who fired a 6-under par 66 in the final round of the Four Winds Invitational to come away the victor.
After missing the cut in five of the first six tournaments this year, Schechter put it all together at Blackthorn Golf Club with an 11-under par overall showing. The win is her first on the Symetra Tour.
“It has been a lot of hard work and it definitely hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Schechter, who signed a bogey-free card this afternoon. “It was really just sticking to the gameplan that I had created at the beginning of the week. I feel like the game has been getting really good and felt really solid early in the week. Just been hitting good shots and making some good putts.”[…]
RACE FOR POTAWATOMI CUP IS OFF AND RUNNING
The Four Winds Invitational marks the first of four events that comprise the Potawatomi Cup and MaiaSchechter sure got the race off to a roaring start.
She takes over the No. 1 position in the points standings, earning 500 points for the win.
“Definitely is a good start to the series and they support women’s golf so much,” said Schechter. “To start the race in first place is a really big deal and just need to keep it going.”
Meanwhile, Louise Stahle and Eun Jeong Seong (Yongin, Republic of Korea) are tied for second, not far behind with 245 points.
Furthermore, with how things played out today, three players sit tied for fourth at 115 points in Stephanie Meadow (Jordanstown, Northern Ireland), Nontaya Srisawang (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Samantha Wagner.
The next tournament in the Potawatomi Cup series is the Island Resort Championship in Harris, Mich., from June 22-24 at Sweetgrass Golf Club.