Postillion Wins Arizona State Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Aug. 19, 2014
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Illinois redshirt senior-to-be Samantha Postillion returned to the podium after carding rounds of 71 (-1), 73 (+1), and 72 (E) at the Arizona State Amateur Stroke Play Championship for an even-par score of 216. The three-day event took place at the Desert Mountain Outlaw course in Scottsdale, Arizona, from August 13th-15th.
With just the back nine holes remaining on the final day of the tournament, Postillion sat at +5 before making a double bogey on the 10th hole and par on the 11th to move to +7 with just seven holes left. Fed up with herself, the Illinois veteran knew that her nerves had played a role early on and was determined to make a comeback.
After birdieing the next three holes Postillion pulled out her 5-iron for the tee-shot on the 15th hole. While bent over to collect her tee after losing sight of the shot, spectators surrounding the green began cheering as Postillion had made her second career hole-in-one to eagle the hole and move to +2 overall.
The Burr Ridge, Illinois, native birdied two of the final three holes to finish the closing seven holes at -7. Postillion took the top-spot with a 216 while the runner-up posted a 221 (+5).
Postillion competed in all 11 of the 2013-14 tournaments for Illinois while recording a stroke average of 76.00, good for third best on the squad.