PORTLAND, OREGON | Hannah O’Sullivan won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Portland Golf Club, earning a 3-and-2 victory against Sierra Brooks in a championship match between 17-year-olds.
O’Sullivan was 3 down through 15, but steadily inched closer, cutting the deficit to 1 down at the 18-hole break, squaring the match through 23 holes, taking the lead on the 24th hole and making a 4-foot par putt on the 34th green to seal the victory.
“I can’t really describe how good it feels,” said O’Sullivan, of Chandler, Ariz. “It was just such a tough match today, and to be able to come out on top, it’s just incredible. I just feel so blessed.”
Earlier in the year, O’Sullivan teamed with Robynn Ree to finish runner-up at the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Both competitors played exceptional golf during Sunday’s 36-hole final match, with O’Sullivan playing to 7-under par and Brooks to 3 under with the usual match-play concessions. O’Sullivan struck first, winning the par-4 third, but Brooks took Nos. 5 and 6 for a 1-up lead. O’Sullivan squared the match through seven holes, and Brooks regained the 1-up advantage with a 10-foot birdie on No. 9.
For the next several holes, the momentum swung notably in Brooks’ favor. O’Sullivan flew the green on No. 10 and stubbed her chip, the resulting bogey giving Brooks a 2-up lead. She extended the advantage to 3 up with another birdie on the par-4 14th….READ FULL ARTICLE HERE