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O'Brien Surges in Final Round to Capture Title

July 27th, 2011

Kristi O’Brien knows a leaderboard can change drastically over the course of 18 holes.  Entering the final round of the Indiana Women’s Amateur at The Fort, O’Brien was two shots back of Emily Podzielinski of Noblesville.  Remembering the 2010 Fort Wayne City Amateur where she began the final round well back of the leaders, O'Brien fired a 64 to capture the first of back-to-back Fort Wayne City titles. 

History repeated itself in the final round of 2011 Indiana Women’s State Amateur.  O’Brien caught Podzielinksi on hole 10 and never looked back. 

“The final round of the Fort Wayne City last year made me feel comfortable coming into today’s round,” said O’Brien.  “Anything can happen in 18 holes.”

O’Brien credits a better mindset this summer for her solid play and is looking forward to her final year of collegiate golf this year at IUPUI.

Of note, 12 year old Haylen Harris of Carmel fired a final round 77 and survived a two hole playoff to win the fifth flight.

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