Fresno native and former Clovis West golfer Camille Orito carded the lowest two-day total in the history of the Northern California Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship, firing a 5-under 139 to win the 2016 tournament on Tuesday.
Orito, the Bee’s 2013 girls Golfer of the Year, hit a women’s course record 6-under 66 at Pebble Beach’s Poppy Hills Golf Course in Monday’s first round. The previous record was the 69 posted by Alyaa Abdulghany of Corona del Mar in the 2015 CIF State Championships .
Entering her senior season at New Mexico State, Orito had a five-stroke cushion entering the final round at Seaside’s Black Horse Golf Course, where she shot 1-over 73 to finish atop the 32-player field. Orito, third at last year’s NorCal Am, beat the field by nine strokes, with Emily Laskin of Elk Grove and UC Davis sophomore Samantha Hutchison tied for second at 148.
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The previous low two-day total was 142 by Devon Brown (2011) and Audra Kepler (2014).
8 birdies made by Camille Orito in her record-setting first round of the NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach
Ex-Yosemite High standout Jordan Keyser, headed into her senior season at Nevada, finished 17th at 165.
Visalia natives and former Redwood High teammates Christina Trujillo and Sophia Stetson also competed in the tournament. Trujillo, who plays at Cal State San Marcos, finished 25th at 168. Stetson, who just finished her junior year at Dominican University, was tied for 30th at 184.
Brooke Baumgardner (Monache/Cal State Monterey Bay) was 28th at 177.