Mackenzie Helps U.S. to Second-Place Finish at The Spirit

Oct. 16, 2005

Trinty, TX - Washington senior Paige Mackenzie helped the United States team to a second-place finish in the combined scoring at The Spirit International Amateur Championships at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. The competition included a combined men's and women's scoring system that saw the U.S. tie with South Africa at 6-under 541. England won the overall title with a team score of 13-under 533.

Mackenzie helped the two-woman U.S. squad to a fourth-place finish in that division. She combined with Arkansas' Amanda McCurdy for a four-round total of 14-under. England won the 24-team international event at 19-under. South Africa was second at 17-under and Australia was third at 14-under.

Mackenzie recorded the third most birdies during the week with 14. Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg toped the field in scoring with 17 birdies. Australia's Emma Bennett was second with 15. McCurdy was 21st with eight.

Team Scoring 1. England 65-68-68-68--269 -19 2. South Africa 67-69-67-68--271 -17 3. Australia 66-73-66-68--273 -15 4. United States of America 71-67-65-71--274 -14 5. Korea 69-71-66-70--276 -12 6. Mexico 72-65-68-72--277 -11 7. Argentina 70-70-69-71--280 -8 8. Austria 70-67-73-71--281 -7 9. Chile 71-67-73-72--283 -5 9. Chinese Taipei 71-75-68-69--283 -5 9. Germany 69-71-72-71--283 -5 12. New Zealand 73-75-70-66--284 -4 13. Switzerland 70-78-71-66--285 -3 14. Netherlands 70-71-73-72--286 -2 15. Italy 71-71-73-73--288 E 15. Scotland 74-73-71-70--288 E 17. Wales 73-72-68-76--289 +1 18. Canada 74-71-70-76--291 +3 19. Colombia 72-71-80-71--294 +6 19. Philippines 74-74-73-73--294 +6 21. Russian Federation 84-74-67-72--297 +9 22. Finland 79-71-76-79--305 +17 23. Puerto Rico 76-81-76-80--313 +25 WD. Sweden 66-67-WD

Women's Birdie Leaders 1. Pernilla Lindberg (Sweden) 17 2. Emma Bennett (Australia) 15 3. Paige Mackenzie (United States of America) 14 3. Violeta Retamoza (Mexico) 14 3. Sarah Nicholson (New Zealand) 14 3. Ji Hae Jang (Korea) 14 7. Sophie Walker (England) 13 7. Kelli Shean (South Africa) 13 9. Stefanie Endstrasser (Austria) 11 9. Ya-Ni (Ruby) Tseng (Chinese Taipei) 11 9. Mikaela Backstedt (Sweden) 11 9. Felicity Johnson (England) 11 9. Katharina Schallenberg (Germany) 11 9. Marjet van der Graaff (Netherlands) 11

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