The second-to-last tournament of the 2015 Cactus Tour schedule concluded on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and it crowned a first-time winner: Savannah Vilaubi.
Vilaubi not only won for the first time since turning pro, but she did so by posting a career-best 64 in the final round. That is gettin' it done.
Savannah posted scores of 70, 72 and 64 to win the tournament, finishing at 10-under 206. That 64 included a birdie on the final hole, and she needed it: She beat runner-up Spencer Heller by a single stroke. In a post on Instagram afterward, Savannah wrote:
"Gratitude over anything is what I'm feeling right now, but vomiting from the nerves is a close second ... I shot a new career low of 64 to come from 4 strokes behind and get the win! I'm so thankful for the beautiful girls I got to meet and play with this tournament. The camaraderie I've experienced on the Cactus Tour is so wonderful and such a blessing to be around. I'm so thankful for the support team that's behind me including family, friends, coaches, @gbelts, and everyone else who's sent a positive thought my way."
Vilaubi turned pro earlier in 2015 after concluding her collegiate career at UC Riverside by becoming the first golfer from that school to play her way in the NCAA Women's Championship. In her senior season for the Highlanders, Savannah had five Top 10 finishes in nine starts and was named to the All-Conference team. She improved her scoring average each of her four years at UCR, lowered her personal best 54-hole scores the last two years, and set the school scoring record of 67 in her final season.