Date: August 09, 2010

Whitaker wins in Colorado

courtesy: Colorado Women&aposs Golf Association Some day, the folks from the CWGA may be able to proudly point to the 2010 Match Play tournament and say that Golf Australia National Squad member Alison Whitaker put on quite a show in her final individual amateur championship before she began a successful professional career. The pro part of that equation remains to be seen, but based on what Whitaker did last week at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, don t bet against her being a formidable professional. The Australian who now lives in Denver put on a clinic in the CWGA Match Play, especially in Thursday s 36-hole championship match against Dana Zamprelli of Castle Rock. Whitaker cruised to a 9-and-7 victory and played the 29 holes in 11 under par. It was her second Match Play title in the last five years. It was kind of exciting because it was my last chance to get a win in (an individual amateur) tournament and I really wanted to because I knew I was playing well, said Whitaker, who plans to turn pro in late October after representing Australia in the World Amateur Team Championships. I knew I just had to get that putter going this week, and it happened. It’s exciting to have that come through and do it the way I did.