Scotland Preston wins WMGA/MGA Women's Met Am at The Creek
Locust Valley, N.Y. (June 4, 2013) – Scotland Preston, 19, of Echo Lake Country Club captured the 12th WMGA/MGA Women’s Met Amateur Championship today at The Creek in Locust Valley, N.Y. Preston claimed she played consistently and tried to be smart around the greens to get through the challenging setup and to card a score of 2-over par 74 and claim her first Women’s Met Am title. Preston is the daughter of long-time Echo Lake Head Professional Mike Preston and this was the first time she played in the event. The Kansas State golfer is now preparing for the Eastern Amateur in Virginia beginning next week.
Coming in one stroke behind Preston with a 3-over 75 was Ellen Oswald of Westchester, who finished as runner-up for the second consecutive year in this event. Oswald, 23, played The Creek for the first time today and will be competing against Preston once again in the Eastern Am. Both girls will also be participating in upcoming WMGA match play events.
Preston and Oswald were the only players in the field of 84 that shot in the 70s. Jennifer Lee of Scarsdale finished in third with a score of 8-over 80.
Beginning in 2012, the WMGA partnered with the MGA to co-host the Women’s Met Am, which is one of the premier amateur women’s events in the Met Area. The Creek, which played to 5,807 yard and par 72 for the women today, was a stunning yet challenging backdrop to the championship. For full results, please click here.