Broussard, LA — June 26, 2022
Sydney Moss saved her best golf for last in the 94th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, and she came up clutch when it mattered the most. Moss carded an 8-over par 81 on Friday in stroke play qualifying and entered the 16-player match play bracket as the #15 seed. In her opening round of 16 match against Liza Lapeyre, Moss was 3 down through 4 holes. That’s when she “flipped the switch.” Moss battled back to tie that match on the 13th hole and would not trail again in the championship until the final match. Moss defeated Lapeyre in 22 holes. Her subsequent matches were an impressive display of ball striking and solid putting. Moss defeated Kaitlyn Montoya 5 & 3 in the quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. Her semifinal match against Sarah Meral on Sunday morning went 18 holes, and Moss won 2 up. Moss, a native of Shreveport, is a recent graduate of Byrd High School and will play college golf for the University of Memphis this season.
Moss was matched against Madison Bates of New Orleans in the final match on Sunday and delivered her best performance all weekend. Moss and Bates tied the first two holes with par, and Bates went one up with a birdie at the par 3 2nd hole. This was the first time Moss had trailed since her opening Round of 16 match, and it would be the last time she trailed. Moss tied the match with a birdie at the par 5 5th hole and went 1 up at the par 5 7th. Moss birdied the par 5 9th hole after hitting her second shot to 15 feet and just missing the eagle putt, and she made the turn 2 up and was two-under par on the first nine holes. Moss won the par 5 12th hole with a par after Bates hit her second shot into the penalty area in left of the green. Moss made another birdie at the par 5 14th hole to go 4 up. Both competitors made a par on the 15th hole, securing a 4 and 3 victory for Moss. Moss, the 2020 Louisiana Girls’ Junior Amateur Champion, has now elevated her game to the best female amateur golfer in the state and the 94th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Champion. She recently qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship and will continue her incredible run of high-level golf and compete in that championship next month.
Liza Lapeyre won the championship consolation match 2 & 1 over Cassidy Lambert. Mattie Purgahn won First Flight and Tom Savoy was runner-up. Christina Popp defeated Dawn Watson 3 & 1 to win Second Flight. Sandra Zulli is Third Flight Champion, Debbie Haddad is runner-up. Julie Moore won Fourth Flight 1 up over Wendy Kahn.
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It was another hot Louisiana summer day with temperatures approaching the upper-90’s by mid-morning. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club course was in excellent condition and played to a par 73 at approximately 6,100 yards for the Championship.