Blythewood, S.C. - University of South Carolina alum Katelyn Dambaugh used a strong weekend to win the South Carolina Women's Open at the Cobblestone Park Golf Club on Sunday.
Dambaugh opened the weekend with a 65 (6-under) on Friday, notching three birdies on the front nine and two birdies plus an eagle on the back nine to start the tournament with a commanding lead. She followed that with a 66 (5-under), sinking birdies on four holes in a row on the back nine to extend her lead after the second round. Dambaugh finished with a 69 (2-under) giving her a 13-under finish and her first professional tournament win.
"This week was great," Dambaugh said after the tournament. "It was so much fun being able to compete here at home at a place where I am so comfortable. It really helped give me some momentum and confidence back that I had lost. I had a rough couple of weeks on tour getting used to competing again so being able to come back to Columbia to compete and re-charge was just what I needed."