POWAY, California – Haley Moore, a SCPGA Junior Tour alum, added another solid finish to her list of recent golf accomplishments. Moore came close to winning the Women’s California State Open at Maderas Golf Club on Thursday in a field mostly comprised of professionals, ultimately settling for a second-place finish with low amateur honors. She opened the tournament with an even-par 72, but quickly made up ground with a second round 3-under par for a 2-day 141 stroke total. She finished five shots behind the eventual winner Marissa Chow, however, her growing confidence in her game is hard to ignore.
In addition to her runner-up finish at the Women’s California State Open, Moore sank the winning 4-foot birdie putt at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships to clinch the title for Arizona over number 1-ranked Alabama. Moore was also a pivotal piece in Arizona’s roster last season as the leading scorer and came in tied for second at the Ping/ASU Invitational and third in the Pac-12 Women’s Championship. She also notched her first professional victory on the Cactus Tour in Las Vegas showcasing her talent on the big stage. Moore is making a statement with her recent play and she shows no signs of slowing down.