VALENCIA, California (July 31, 2018) – Continuing her amazing play in the summer of 2018, Alexa Melton has once again made herself known with a victory at the Women’s SCGA Amateur Championship!
After recently posting a record-setting 63 at the Girls Junior PGA Championship in her first round, Melton finished that tournament with an astounding 19-under, only to be topped by the Yealimi Noh who posted a 24-under total. Carrying her exception play into another marquee weekend at the SCGA am, Melton was able to close out the victory by one-stroke over fellow SCPGA Junior Tour Alumin Zoe Campos, who finished in sole second place.
The SCGA Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index of 9.4 and below at the time of registration. Competitors undergo 18 holes of stroke play qualifying play to reach the final field of 72 players. In the Championship, players compete over 54 holes of stroke play with the top 30 plus ties advancing after 36 holes to the final round.
Joining Melton at the top of the leaderboard was some additional Alumni in Lilia Vu, the UCLA superstar and second-ranked amateur in the world, who placed third, just three strokes behind the winner. Tied at 4-under and in a share of fifth place were USC’s Alyaa Abdulghany and Arizona’s Haley Moore.