It is hard enough to win a professional golf tournament. Repeating the victory the very next year is an even taller task to ask of anyone.
Augusta James gave her best shot at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial in Ft. Myers, Florida, ending Sunday.
In 2015 James won the Symetra Tour title, her first, on her way to a season where she finished 12th on the money list. Unfortunately it is the top ten players at year’s end that advance to the LPGA Tour.
This year the 23 year-old from Bath, Ontario is headed in the right direction join the elite, already recording ties for 12th and 8th place in the first two Symetra Tour events of the season.
She bettered that on Sunday with a share of 4th place at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial thanks to her rounds 72, 72, 69, and 71.
The finish earned her (USD) $9,871 and boosted her year-long earnings to $15,667. That puts her in 6th place on the Volvik Race For The Card.
James’ fellow Canadians, Jessica Wallace and Rebecca Lee-Bentham, were part of a tie for 8th place at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial.
In the Legends Tour Division of the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Lorie Kane took top spot with rounds of 72 and 71.