Becky Martin blows away competition in final round at Ladies Amateur
Alberta Golf (Edmonton)- 25-year-old Becky Martin fired a sparking 4 under 67 during the final round of the Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship at The Ranch Golf & CC just west of Edmonton. The Medicine Hat golfer had the lowest round of the day by 4 strokes and won her first provincial title by 7 shots over Kylie Barros of Edmonton. Martin becomes the first golfer from Medicine Hat to win a provincial golf title.
Martin also captured the Alberta Mid-Amateur title as well as the Feef MacDonald trophy for low round.
In 2015 Martin had surgery for a degenerative nerve damage condition called ‘Thoracic Outlet Syndrome’. She has found a way to compete at a high level despite extreme pain in her hands, arm shoulder and neck. Kevin Smith from Alberta Golf has the story.
25 and over Mid-Amateur division
In the 40 and over Mid Master category Barbara Flaman won a three hole playoff over Cheryl Newman to take the trophy.
13-year-old Jayla Kucy of Camrose won the trophy for overall low net with a score of 6 under par, 6 shots clear of her next competitor. Kucy shows off the hardware with a thumbs up from Mark Dickson of Sun Life Financial.
Team Alberta, that will compete in the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship July 23-26 at the Red Deer Golf & CC, consists of Becky Martin, MacKenzie Baustad of the Canyon Meadows Golf & CC and Stephanie Chelak from the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club.