Mika Liu made three straight birdies to start the afternoon portion of the 36-hole final of the Women’s Western Golf Association’s 114th National Amateur Championship to stretch a 1 up lead to 4 up and lead her to victory at Lancaster Country Club Saturday.
Liu, 15, from Beverly Hills, Calif., who earned medalist honors after qualifying scores of 73-71, topped Cammie Gray of Northport, Ala., 3 & 2.
Liu’s older sister, Marika, captured the third flight title.
Despite her age, Liu has an impressive resume. She was the 2011 FCWT National Player of the Year and named to the 2012 and 2013 AJGA Rolex All-American Team. She recently won the Women’s Southern Golf Association Championship and has participated in a LPGA Symetra Tour event where she placed fifth out of 140 players.
Gray did not pick up a golf club until she was 14. She played her first competitive round when she was 15. She reached the round of 16 at the 2013 US Women’s Amateur Championship and won the 2013 Alabama State Women’s Amateur Championship. She also was named the 2013 Alabama State Woman Player of the Year. She competed in the 2014 NCAA Division Finals with her teammates from Alabama.
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