Senior Allison Schultz made history Thursday by winning the Ohio State Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship. The tournament was played at Riviera Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.Schultz is the first University of Toledo women’s golfer to win the event and to appear in the championship match. She captured the title by defeating Wisconsin sophomore Jesse Jordan, 3 & 1, in the championship Thursday afternoon after posting a 2 & 1 triumph over Santa Clara’s Brooke Stephens that morning.
“I played within my game today and made shots when I had to,” Schultz said. “I know the names on the Ohio Amateur trophy are the best to ever play the game of golf from the state of Ohio. Now my name is on there, and it’s an honor to be among them. This is the best way to start my last year of college golf, and I am so excited to start our season in the fall.”
“Alli’s victory is the best of any golfers that I’ve coached has had in the summer, and all I can say is ‘Wow,’” Toledo Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. “I am so proud of Alli. To know that this prestigious tournament dates back to 1920 and has many famous champions like Peggy Kirk Bell [one of the charter members of the LPGA] that were outstanding amateur golfers is an outstanding accomplishment. Winning a tournament like this is not an easy feat. She did it, and I look for outstanding things from her this year as a senior. She has come so far, and it’s exciting to see someone gain that much confidence and know they can go out and win a tournament of this magnitude is very exciting.”
Schultz opened match play as the No. 6 seed after carding a three-over par 75 in the qualifying round. The Cincinnati native helped the Rockets to a third-place finish at this year’s Mid-American Conference Championship by posting a career-best 10th-place finish.