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Gabriela Ruffels, 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Champ

Gabriela Ruffels won the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship by defeating Albane Valenzuela in one of the most closely contested finals in recent memory. The final score was 1-up in favor of Australian Ruffels, but the two golfers were never separated by more than one hole after starting the final 18 all square. A birdie on the 35th hole gave Ruffels a 1-up lead, and she won the match and the tournament with a halve on the final hole. It was the second loss in the championship match for Valenzuela, who plays college golf at Stanford. It was the first trip to the finals (her first appearance at all in the tournament) for Ruffels, who plays NCAA golf at Southern Cal. The 19-year-old Ruffels entered the tournament ranked No. 52 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, while Valenzuela was No. 5. Ruffels comes from a sports family. Her parents were both pro tennis players (in fact her dad was Billie Jean King's mixed doubles partner at some Grand Slam tournaments, including runn…

Wiezy Got Married: Michelle Wie Wedding Photos

Earlier in 2019, Michelle Wie revealed that she was dating Jonnie West, a high-ranking front-office executive with the Golden State Warriors. West is the son of NBA legend Jerry West. It was not too long before West popped the question and Wie shared photos of her and West's engagement. Now, they've reached the ultimate goal: Wie and West are husband and wife. They got married on August 10, 2019, in a ceremony in Beverly Hills. And since news broke the next morning (how did they keep it secret?) of the wedding, friends of Wie and West have been sharing pics and video on social media.Wiezy and West walking down the aisle after becoming Mr. and Mrs., via— Golf Babes (@golfbabes) August 11, 2019 Here is Wie in her wedding dress and Hally Leadbetter in her bridesmaid dress: Here is West and Wie with Wie's good buddy Danielle Kang at the reception: Marina Alex got in the photo booth with Michelle: Here's Wiezy with her…