Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga., had built a nice little lead for herself while going against Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y. She won the seventh and eighth holes with a birdie-par to go 4 up. Suddenly that 4-up lead diminished quickly. Park won the next three holes, first with a 5-foot par putt on No. 9, another 5-footer on No. 10 and a par on No. 11.
No worries, said Stackhouse, who took 21 putts on the front nine.
"I told my caddie that we better win this match early because it's supposed to be hotter this afternoon," said Stackhouse. "I told my caddie, 'We've got to kill that momentum.' I was pretty calm and didn't get too anxious."
Stackhouse rebounded nicely. She won three of the next four holes to close out Park. She knocked in a 30-foot putt on No. 15 to win the match.
"I played terrible," said Park. "My confidence wasn't a 100 percent."