Morgan Smith left no doubt who the best player was this week at the New England Women’s Amateur.
The 18-year-old from Westford, Mass., and Vesper Country Club shot her third straight under-par round on Wednesday to win the title by 12 strokes at the Country Club of Vermont. She led the tournament wire-to-wire and never seemed in danger of coming back to the field.
Smith shot the lowest round all three days (69-69-71) to finish with a total of 209, the lowest score at this event since 2006. Her round Wednesday included an eagle at the par-4 7th hole.
“It’s my first ever pretty big tournament win so I’m really happy,” Smith said.