Sunday, June 25, 2006

Women's West Texas Golf Association Championship

The Women's West Texas Golf Association Championship, the most prestigious regional women's tournament in this part of the state, wrapped up Saturday at Midland Country Club.

Defending champion Marian Barker of Lubbock defeated Midland Lee graduate and Texas Tech sophomore Tracy Stanford in the finals, 4 and 3. It is the record-setting sixth WWTGA championship title for Barker, who has played in the finals 11 times since 1983.

It was the first appearance in the championship match for Stanford, who earned her way into the finals: she beat two-time champ Denise Flores in the quarterfinals and 9-time Midland city champion Lisa Beck in the semifinals.

Barker rolled in a 35-foot eagle putt on the par-5 12th hole that gave her control of the match, and closed it out with a birdie on No. 15, the Odessa American reported.

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