Mackenzie Cruises to Victory at Trans Am

July 24, 2005

Southern Pines, NC - Husky senior Paige Mackenzie made it a clean sweep at this week's 75th Women's Trans National Golf Association championship at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Sunday she won the championship by defeating Duke's Elizabeth Janangelo 9 and 8 in the final 36-hole match. Earlier in the week Mackenzie won the 36-hole stroke play qualifier to earn the top seeding in match play.

The Trans Am is considered one of the nation's three top amateur tournaments for women.

Mackenzie's strong showing this summer has improved her consideration for the 2006 Curtis Cup team.

After placing 10th at the NCAA Championships, she finished first at the U.S. Open qualifier in Denver and then placed second at the Colorado Open. She completed her two-week stay in Colorado by placing 13th at the U.S. Women's Open. She was the third highest amateur at the event. In mid-July she was the runner-up at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Amateur Championship. Mackenzie will play in the U.S. Amateur that begins Aug. 1 in Roswell, Ga.

The Curtis Cup is a biennial competition featuring the best female amateur players from the United States of America pitted against a similar squad from Great Britain and Ireland. The 2006 Curtis Cup will be played at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.

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