Coming off a big win last week at the Indiana PGA Women’s Open, Brittany Kelly, Woodland CC, proved her summer was far from over. Kelly began today’s final round of the Indiana PGA Assistant Professional Championship at Purgatory GC four shots out of the lead, behind Timothy Wiseman, Old Capital Golf Club.
After carding four birdies on her opening nine holes, Kelly made the turn with a two-shot lead at 6-under-par.
“I left my first three putts short this morning and remember telling myself on the fourth green that I wasn’t going to leave another putt short, even if it meant going three to four feet by,” Kelly said. “Then the ball started rolling really well and I was lucky enough to make a few birdies heading to the back nine.”
On the par-4, 12th
Kelly made her fifth birdie of the day to grab a three-shot lead – which she never relinquished. With a converted eagle putt on 18, Kelly posted a 54-hole total of 9-under-par, 207 to win by five shots over Wiseman and Rylan Porter, Brickyard Crossing GC.
“I can’t believe it honestly,” Kelly said. “I came into this tournament just wanting to play some good golf.”
Kelly becomes the first female to ever win this event in Indiana. For the third time, she will represent Indiana at the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, November 14-27, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
“After making eagle on 18, I had a moment to reflect,” Kelly said. “I felt in shock to have won and having my family there to watch meant everything. They are my biggest support system, no matter how I’m playing.”
Joining Kelly at the National Championship will be Wiseman, Porter and Brian Maurer, Forest Hills, who was exempt.
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