Austin's Gillman Wins Second U.S. Women's Am Title
Kristen Gillman will have her name etched on the Robert Cox Trophy for a second time.
The 20-year-old from Austin, Texas, who is a junior at the University of Alabama, registered nine birdies over 30 holes on Sunday in beating incoming Alabama junior-college transfer Jiwon Jeon, 21, of the Republic of Korea, 7 and 6, in the 36-hole final of the 118th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at The Golf Club of Tennessee.
Gillman, who first won this championship as a 16-year-old in 2014 at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y., became the first to win non-consecutive multiple titles since Vicki Goetze (1989, 1992). It also was the largest margin of victory since Morgan Pressel’s 9-and-8 triumph in 2005 at Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek Course in Roswell, Ga.