KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. — Alabama’s Kristen Gillman jumped out to a 5-up lead after the morning round on her way to a 7-and-6 victory over teammate Jiwon Jeon to win the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur at the par-71, 6,365-yard Golf Club of Tennessee on Sunday.
With the win, Gillman joins former Crimson Tide All-American Emma Talley as Alabama’s second U.S. Amateur champion. Talley took home the title at the 2013 tournament in Charleston, S.C. The title is also the second of Gillman’s career. The Austin, Texas, native won the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Glen Cove, N.Y., as a high schooler. Gillman is also just the sixth multiple U.S. Amateur champion since 1980.
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