Harmie Constantino, of Athens, GA carded a final round 7-under par 66 for a championship total of 13-under par 131 to win the Georgia Women’s Open by five shots over professional Jessica Welch of Thomasville, GA which was conducted at Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega.
Constantino started the day in a tie for second place and three shots behind opening round leader Emma Jandel of Sandy Springs, GA who lead after opening with a first round a 9-under par round of 63. It was a competitive course record and the lowest round ever shot in the twenty-five year history of the championship. Jandel closed with a final round of 74 and finished in a tie for third place.
Constatntino is native of the Philllipines, and is a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia. For her efforts, she won the first place amateur prize of $750 and the coveted W.A. (Bill) Roquemore trophy. Bill Roquemore was the founder of the Canongate family of golf courses and a long time supporter of women’s golf in Georgia.
Low professional honors went to Welch and she collected the first place prize money and $1,500. Defending champion Ji Eun Baik of Cumming, GA was unable to play this year.
Jirapon Carlson of Macon, GA won the Regular Division with a two-day total of 155.
Ginette Spinucci of Stone Mountain, GA captured the low amateur honors in the Senior Division with a score of 168. Paula Pearson-Tucker of Miami, FL won the Low Senior Professional Division with a score of 154.