ORLANDO – Tulane University women’s golfer Haydyn Gibson made her mark at the 2018 Florida Women’s Amateur Championship on Sunday as she won the event by six strokes, finishing with a three-round total of six-under-par, 210.
The three-day event was held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and featured some of the top amateur golfers in the state of Florida.
“It was an amazing three days at the Ritz,” Gibson said. “I feel honored to have won the amateur championship with such an incredible field. I was proud to represent Tulane and I would like to thank my coaches, family and friends for all their support.”
Gibson opened the tournament with a one-under-par score of 71. She then followed her opening round tally by carding a 72. The Clearwater, Florida, native closed on a high note by shooting a five-under-par round of 67 to capture the tournament crown.
Gibson’s amateur title comes just days after she and three of her teammates were selected All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
During her 2017-18 sophomore season at Tulane, Gibson competed in all nine events and notched a career-best finish at the USA Intercollegiate, as she tied for 12th. She closed the year by tying for 28th at the American Athletic Conference Championship.