Perrot Titles at Girls Junior Amateur


USGANicole Perrot, a 17-year-old native of Santiago, Chile, held firm down the stretch to defeat Whitney Welch 3-and-2 and take the title in the 2001 U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Indian Hills Country Club.
Perrot birdied the 10th hole of the day to go 1-up for the match and never looked back, picking up another stroke at No. 15, and finally closing out the match with a par at No. 16.
I am really excited right now, exclaimed Perrot. It was a difficult week, but I played really well all week. My irons and putting were the key this week.
Possibly her driver too ' Perrot hit all 13 fairways in her final match with Welch.
In fact, so good was her overall game, that in the last 26 holes she played (between the final match and the semifinals), Perrot made an astounding 10 birdies.
Im really happy, she admitted.
Unfortunately for Welch, the tournament was not to be hers this year.
I thought that I went out there and did what I planned to do, claimed the 17-year-old from Las Vegas, Nev. I stuck to my game plan and it didnt work out. I went out there and tried to hit fairways and greens, and tried to make the putts drop. I tried to do that on every hole.
The U.S. Girls Junior Amateur is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.
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