Just four tournaments into her career as a professional golfer, Augusta James is a winner. James took the trophy at the Chico's Patty Berg Memorial on the Symetra Tour, which finished in Ft. Myers, Florida, on April 19.
This is a nice way to recover! James finished 56th in her second start and 30th in her third. And now, in her fourth, she's the champion.
James carded rounds of 69-70-72-67 for a total of 10-under par 278, beating runners-up Brianna Do and Laura Kueny by four strokes.
Augusta, age 21, won the 2014 Canadian Women’s Amateur one week before her brother, Austin, won the Canadian Junior Boys Championship. This makes them, Golfweek reported, "the first siblings in Golf Canada history to win national titles in the same year."
James was the Freshman of the Year in the ACC in 2012, an All-America selection in 2013 and 2014, and the MVP of the N.C. State golf team three years running.