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Morrell Places 16th At Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship

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Release: July 28, 2012
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July 28, 2012

LETHRIDGE, AB--Two-time All-CAA golfer Samantha Morrell (North Kingstown, RI.) finished 16 at the 99th Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at the Lethbridge Country Club in Alberta, Canada. Morrell shot 73-73-73-73=292(+4).

Morrell birdied on 12 and pared 15 of the holes. She finished the tournament with 10 birdies (six in the first round) and 49 pars.

Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand won the tournament Championship. After leading every round of the championship, Jutanugarn scored a 1-over par 73 on the final day of competition to end up at 14-under par 274. Despite a triple bogey on Hole No. 8, Jutanugarn scored three birdies on the day to win by five shots. She is currently #2 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, and with this win she moves closer to the #1 spot.

Morrell entered the tournament after finishing second at the New England Women's Golf Association Amateur tournament on July 11th after shooting 74-75-74=223.

During the 2011-12 season Morrell was named First Team All-CAA. She had five top 10 finishes which included a seventh at CAA Championships and Hoya Classic, and a fourth at the Campbell Fall Classic. She was named Co-CAA Golfer of the Week on Oct. 12 after winning the East Carolina Lady Pirate Classic Morrell posted a 74.8 overall stroke average.

TOP 20 AT THE ROYALE CUP CANADIAN WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Lethbridge County Club

1 Ariya Jutanugarn Thailand -14 F +1 69 67 65 73 274 2 Moriya Jutanugarn Thailand -9 F -4 74 68 69 68 279 3 Kimberly Kaufman Clark, SD -6 F -2 73 69 70 70 282 4 Angel Yin Arcadia, California -4 F -2 74 71 69 70 284 5 Brooke Henderson Smiths Falls, ON -3 F -1 77 70 67 71 285 T6 Brogan McKinnon Mississauga, ON -2 F -1 74 72 69 71 286 T6 Natalie Gleadall Stratford, ON -2 F +2 70 72 70 74 286 T8 Josée Doyon St-Georges-de-Beauce, QC -1 F -4 72 76 71 68 287 T8 Leilanie Kim Burnaby, BC -1 F -4 75 76 68 68 287 T10 Ashlee Dewhurst Australia E F -3 77 68 74 69 288 T10 Soobin Kim Richmond, BC E F -2 76 67 75 70 288 12 Jennifer Kirby Paris, ON +1 F -1 75 72 71 71 289 13 Gabriella Dominguez Chilton, TX +2 F -1 77 76 66 71 290 T14 Anne-Catherine Tanguay Quebec, QC +3 F -4 74 73 76 68 291 T14 Margarita Ramos Mexico +3 F -4 75 74 74 68 291 16 Samantha Morrell North Kingstown, RI +4 F +1 73 73 73 73 292 T17 Augusta James Bath, ON +5 F -2 74 74 75 70 293 T17 Nicole Zhang Calgary, AB +5 F -1 77 73 72 71 293 T17 Kyle Roig Puerto Rico +5 F E 72 76 73 72 293 T17 Jisoo Keel Coquitlam, BC +5 F +10 70 69 72 82 293 21 Chessey Thomas Spokane, WA +6 F -1 74 76 73 71 294

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