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Phenomenal Play From Knights-Peters Duo Earns Them NHGA Women's Team Title

June 27th, 2019

Carroll, NH – They began the day one stroke behind the leaders and finished the day eight shots ahead of the entire field to grab the NHGA Women’s Team Championship title at the Omni Mount Washington Resort course.  Betsy Knights and Amy Peters brought their best game with them in the final round and fired five-under par, 67 to take the victory by a large margin, finishing at two-under par, 142 for the tournament.
 
Beginning the day, defending champions Chelsea Sedlar and Kate Billings had the lead by one stroke and were well-aware that Amy Peters and Betsy Knights would bring their consistency with them.  Little did they know, Peters and Knights brought their best game, rolling in five birdie putts throughout the round and avoided carding a bogey all together.
 
Knights gives some insight into their thought process heading into the round one shot behind Sedlar and Billings saying, “I think the thought process was to just stay with them and see if they make some mistakes, and try to make pars and birdies will come and that’s kind of what happened.”
 
The duo’s first birdie came on the par-4, 4th hole just after watching Sedlar pour in a birdie putt on the 3rd hole to extend their lead by an additional shot.  With the Knights/Peters birdie on the 4th hole, Sedlar and Billings made bogey and watched their lead slip away and both teams headed to the 5th hole tied.  Knights rolled in impressive back-to-back birdies on the 7th and 8th holes to help their team start to run away with the lead.
 
Heading to the back nine, both Knights and Peters had one birdie to solidify their victory in this championship.  Most importantly, the team dynamic they displayed truly helped them to this win; when one player was not having as strong of a hole, the other was able to pick their team up and make the key par or birdie they needed.  Their putters were certainly hot as there were multiple holes where only one putt was required to get the birdie or par, which was huge for them to keep the score as low as it was.
 
“We were solid today, which was a little different for us, but it was great, it was fun.  We just dinged and donged”, commented Peters following their win.
 
On the net side of the competition, Karen Brickner and Joan Jenkins took home the victory with a net score of 13-under par, 131 for the 36-hole championship.  This team started the day five shots back of leading net team, but had the strongest score of the day to overtake all the teams in front of them to capture the net title up at Mount Washington.
 
In its second year, the NHGA Women’s Team Championship is a two-day, 36-hole best ball championship event.  This year’s event was held at the scenic Omni Mount Washington Resort, which has played host to numerous NHGA events, including the 2015 New Hampshire Amateur Championship.  The NHGA would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mount Washington for hosting this tournament.
 
Complete Results can be found here: https://nhgaregister.golfgenius.com/pages/2075221