Augusta James Wins Canadian Women's Amateur Championship
July 25, 2014
WOODSTOCK, Ontario - Bolstered by Thursday's tournament-record round of 63, Augusta James won the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship Friday afternoon.
James (67-71-63-69-270), a three-time All-ACC player for NC State, was dominant. She finished (-14) for the tournament, winning the event by six shots. The runner-up to James was Su-Hyun Oh (-8), who as of last fall was the top-ranked women's amateur in the world.
James shot a tournament-record 63 in the third round, a performance that included eight birdies and no bogeys. She finished the tournament by firing a 69 on Friday.
Overall, James recorded 19 birdies against just five bogeys over the event's 72 holes. She also had a streak of 32 straight holes without a bogey.
As a junior at NC State this past year, James led NC State with a scoring average of 72.6 and fired five rounds this year at 69 or better. She posted seven top-20 finishes en route to being named All-ACC for the third straight year. Her best individual finish was third place at the Mason Rudolph in the fall. The Bath, Ontario, Canada native also placed fourth in the NCAA East Regional, helping NC State to a berth in the national final.
In addition to James' tourney win, former NC State player Brittany Marchand (-2) placed seventh in the tournament. Like James, Marchand shot a 69 on the tournament's final day. Two other NC State players - Ana Menendez and Lindsay McGetrick - both tied for 40th at +5.