Duncan Wins North and South Amateur

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Louisiana State senior Meredith Duncan handed Mimi Epps a 6-and-5 defeat Friday in the 36 hole championship match of the 99th Womens North and South Amateur.
 
The victory comes on the heels of her win at the Womens Western Amateur just two weeks ago, where she successfully won the event for the second year in a row.
 
Now, she goes forward into the summer with big hopes and dreams.
 
Im taking everything I can from this and running as fast as I can with it, said an exuberant Duncan. Ive got two weeks at home to enjoy it. This gives me a tremendous amount of confidence for the rest of the summer.
 
The 21-year-old will be competing in the Trans-National and the U.S. Womens Amateur in the upcoming months, and she hopes to contend in each in the same fashion that she did this week at Pinehurst.
 
Two-down to Epps entering the 13th hole of the first 18 holes, it looked as if the outcome might be a bit different, but Duncan came charging back and won four of the final six holes to finish the morning round 2-up.
 
The afternoon round did not last long, as Duncan came out firing with hole-winning birdies at Nos. 1, 3 and 4. She finally closed out the match with a par at No. 13. She ended six holes ahead of Epps.
 
I hit some poor shots coming in, claimed Texan Epps. I also became a little timid with my putter, which had been my saving grace all week. So that hurt my confidence. Then I think I started to force things a little bit.
 
There was no forcing things on Duncans part. All week, she was deliberate and solid.
 
Its just awesome, she said. I played awesome all week. Really, I just played steady.
 
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Results from the 99th Womens North and South Amateur Championship played at the Pinehurst No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C.:
 
*Final Match:

 
Meredith Duncan def. Mimi Epps 6-and-5.
 
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