PORTLAND, Ore. — The best women amateurs were in Portland, Ore., this weekend, and Scott Bisch, Vancouver, Wash., photographer and friend of Grey Goatee Nation, was there to capture the tournament in photos.
Hannah O’Sullivan, 17, of Chandler, Ariz., defeated Sierra Brooks (right), also 17, of Sorrento, Fla, 3-and-2, in Sunday’s 36-hole match play final at Portland Golf Club.
From the USGA news release:
“After trailing by three holes through 15, O’Sullivan steadily inched closer, cutting the deficit to 1 down at the 18-hole break, squaring the match through 23 holes, taking the lead on the 24th hole and making a 4-foot par putt on the 34th green to seal the victory.
“ ‘I can’t really describe how good it feels,’ said O’Sullivan, who also earned co-runner-up honors at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. ‘It was just such a tough match today, and to be able to come out on top, it’s just incredible. I just feel so blessed.’
“O’Sullivan and Brooks both receive exemptions into the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested July 7-10 at CordeValle, near San Jose, Calif., just 30 minutes from where O’Sullivan grew up in suburban San Francisco. O’Sullivan also receives a 10-year exemption into the U.S. Women’s Amateur and one-year exemptions into the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship, ANA Inspiration and Evian Championship. Brooks receives a three-year Women’s Amateur exemption.”
You can see more of Scott Bisch’s work at Big Dude Photography.