June 26, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma women’s golfer Chelsey Collins captured the 2009 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship title on Thursday at the Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, Colo. The Louisville, Colo., native bested the 2008 CWGA Stroke Play champion Ashley Tait in the final flight of match play.
The OU senior made the decision to continue her competitive golf career after the home-state victory. For the past two years, Collins explains that she struggled with her golf game, so much that she considered giving up.
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DENVER – Larry Collins found an apt – and timely – example for his daughter Chelsey, who had been struggling with her golf game for a couple of years.
“I said, ‘Chelsey, it’s like David Duval; you’ve just got to get it going’,” said Larry Collins, director of golf at the Omni Interlocken Golf Club in Broomfield.
And on Thursday – three days after Duval broke out of a seven-year-long slump to finish second in the U.S. Open – Chelsey Collins followed his lead. The 21-year-old Louisville resident, who had been considering quitting competitive golf, regained her old form to win the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship.
Collins defeated 2008 CWGA Stroke Play champion Ashley Tait of Littleton 4 and 3 in Thursday’s 36-hole final at Pinehurst Country Club.
“This is pretty special,” said Larry Collins, who doubled as Chelsey’s caddie on Thursday. “She’s struggled the last couple of years, so it was neat to watch this happen. I’m so proud of her.”
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