Postillion Nabs Second Place Finish at Judson Collegiate
July 1, 2014
ROSWELL, Ga. - Sam Postillion made the most out of a unique opportunity over the weekend when she was invited to play in the Judson Collegiate and Legends Pro-Am Challenge at the Country Club of Roswell in Georgia. The four-day event consisted of a Friday scramble round along with a Legends Tour player and then a three-round individual stroke play competition. After a strong final round, Postillion walked away with a second place trophy amongst the 60-women field, finishing at +2 for the tournament.
"I heard about the Judson Pro-Am Tournament through Renee Slone," said Postillion. "It sounded like a neat and unique opportunity to play with legends of the game who have had a ton of success on the LPGA. Also, the timing of the tournament was perfect since I had gone to Italy 10 days in the middle of June and there were a few days after Italy that I could practice to prepare for the event."
Postillion had the pleasure of playing alongside Legends player Danielle Ammaccapane on Friday since the Burr Ridge native was part of the top-25 collegiate players in the field. Sam then played with Pat Bradley on Saturday.
"I really enjoyed getting to know the pros and they were very supportive of my desire to one day be a professional golfer on LPGA," continued Postillion.
The soon to be redshirt senior then recorded a +1 on the first day of individual play followed with a +2 on Sunday. Postillion then rallied on Monday where she rattled off a one under par to finish at +2, carding four birdies on the day.
"The third round I putted great," added Postillion. "My swing was not any better than the first two days (hitting about 10 greens) but I converted all opportunities I gave myself by making putts inside of 15 feet. I stayed patient for birdies and got a couple on the back 9 to get into second place.
"My focus this summer has been on putting. When I practice at my home course I putt for an average of 2 hours doing a mix of drills and fun competitions. My swing coach in Chicago, Kevin Weeks, has given me a lot to work on with putting, wedges, and full swing and I hope to continue improving in all areas throughout the summer."
Jessica Haigwood of GRU Augusta took the top spot, achieving a tournament total of -7 after tying the tournament record round of 66 in the second round. The Judson Collegiate was an invitation only event featuring the top-ranked players in D-I, D-2, and D-3. The tournament was also a Counting Event for the purposes of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.