Hines, Fish excel at Women's Trans National Amateur Golf Championship
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas rising junior Caney Hines took medalist honors in the stroke-play event and rising sophomore Shannon Fish advanced to the third round of match play at the recent Women's Trans National Amateur Championship at the par 72 Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
Hines (San Antonio, Texas) opened the 36-hole stroke-play event on Monday, July 9 with a 73 and closed with a 72 on Tuesday, July 10. A subsequent rain delay prolonged the event, but after each of the 102 players had completed the competition, Hines stood on top with her one-over 145.
"When I went out there in the final round, I knew I was one shot out of the lead, but I never thought about that," Hines said. "I finished my round, went back to the hotel and waited out the rain delay before finding out later that night that I had won. It was very exciting to win."
Hines was unable to emerge from the opening round of match play, but Fish (Spring, Texas) advanced to the third round. Fish, who claimed the Texas Women's Open on June 21, defeated sixth-seeded Jordyn Wells, 3 and 2, in the opening round before knocking off Michelle Grilli in round two, 3 and 1. She fell to Ashlee Rose in round three, 5 and 3.