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Potter-Bobb Wins Fifth IWGA Amateur Championship

June 29th, 2018

Indianapolis’ Julia Potter-Bobb came from behind to win her fifth IWGA Amateur Championship at Hillview CC in Franklin.  Potter-Bobb began the day two shots behind Kayla Benge of Plainfield at even par. 

After three holes, there was a quick turning point after Benge made double bogey on the par-4, 3rd and Potter-Bobb grabbed a share of the lead – which she never relinquished.  With birdies on holes 4, 7, and 8, Potter-Bobb led by four shots heading to the back nine.

“The back-to-back birdies on holes 7 and 8 gave me a lot of momentum heading to the back nine,” said Potter-Bobb. 

Potter-Bobb went on to shoot 1-under-par, 35 on the back nine – partially made possible by an eagle on the par-5, 17th from 46 yards.  With a par on 18,  Potter-Bobb finished the tournament at 3-under-par to win by six shots over Lauren Cramer of Indianapolis.

“This is the fifth Women’s Am that I’ve played in since I moved back to Indiana and I’ve been leading heading to the last round in four out of five events,” said Potter-Bobb.  “It feels great that I was able to come from behind to win today.”

Potter-Bobb is a six time IWGA Alice O’Dye Player of the Year and has won nine IWGA events during her career, consisting of the IWGA Amateur Championship, the IWGA Match Play Championship, the Indiana PGA Women’s Open, and the IWGA Championship.

“It’s a great feeling to know I’ve won this event at several different stages in my life,” said Potter-Bobb.  “I won in my teens, twenties and now thirties.  I’m thankful to still be able to compete at this level at this stage in my life.”

Other flight winners included: Nicole Howard of Crown Point (First Flight), Morgan Lewis of Fishers (Second Flight), Angelica Pfefferkorn of Carmel (Third Flight), Sydney Hruskoci (Fourth Flight), and Morgan Kier of Brownsburg (Fifth Flight).

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