Delagarza and Smith Win Women’s Four-Ball for Third Consecutive Time
Briefly: Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney become the first to claim the Women’s Four-Ball championship three consecutive times with a gross tournament score of 9-under-par 135. Off to a slow start on day 1, the team finished the round 2-under-par 70 and 4 strokes back from the lead. Knowing they had to bring the fire for the final round, Delagarza and Smith stuck to their tried-and-true strategy with confidence.
“We use the same game plan every year,” Delagarza said. “We’re super close and we love each other so when one gets down, we lift each other up and that’s what lets us thrive here.”
The pair from Dallas Baptist University waltzed into the clubhouse with a bogey free 7-under 65 for the final round. Delagarza and Smith said they played both aggressive and conservative at the right times, allowing them to make history.
“It’s definitely fun and really special,” Smith said of the winning feeling. “No one’s ever done it before so it’s really cool and hopefully we can come back next year and continue the tradition,” Delagarza said.
The TGA would sincerely like to thank Royal Oaks and all its staff members and the volunteers for helping make this event possible.
1 Delagarza + Smith -9 70 65 135
2 Azarcon + Cassity -6 69 69 138
3 Head + Pistone -4 66 74 140
4 Bianchi + Choi -2 70 72 142
T5 Campise + Stramel -1 70 71 143
T5 Fox + Garcia -1 72 71 143
Golf Course: Founded in 1969, Royal Oaks Country Club is nestled between luscious trees and serene lakes in the heart of Dallas. Today, the club has become one of the premiere golf courses in Texas. With its opening design by Don January and Billy Martindale, the course was tough enough and made even more challenging by the renovation by Jay Morrish in 1985. Royal Oaks has been host to many TGA majors, including the 2010 Texas Amateur and the 2015 Texas Mid-Amateur.
Weather: The temperature reached 95 degrees with constant winds of 13 mph and gusts up to 24 mph out of the south-southwest.
In Contention: Grand Prairie’s Aysis Azarcon and Grace Cassity of Katy earned second place with a 6-under 138 gross total for the championship. Dallas Baptist University teammates Madison Head of Haslet and Meagan Pistone of Montgomery finish out the top three with a total gross score of 4-under 140.
What’s Next: The 2021 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridgewood Country Club on October 13-15, 2021.
More Info: For more information on the 2021 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here.