Sarasota, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Rachel Rohanna stumbled to a 2-over 74 on
Sunday, but it was enough to win the Guardian Retirement Championship.
Rohanna, who tied for fourth at this event last year, finished her first
Symetra Tour title at 5-under-par 211.
She opened with a bogey on the first at Sara Bay Country Club, but recovered
that stroke with a birdie at the fourth. Rohanna tripped to another bogey at
the sixth to dip to minus-6.
Giulia Molinaro birdied the ninth to join Rohanna in the lead at 6-under.
Rohanna traded a birdie at 11 for a bogey at 12. After three pars in a row,
she stumbled to a bogey on No. 16, but still led by one.
Molinaro had bogeyed 13 and 15 to fall to minus-4. Rohanna parred the final
two holes to seal the win. Molinaro went on to bogey the par-5 17th to drop
into a tie for second.
She closed with a 2-over 74 to end at 3-under-par 213. Molinaro was joined in
second place by Lindy Duncan (70), Lee Lopez (70), Jean Reynolds (70) and
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (71).
Kelli Bowers (72) took seventh at minus-2, while Caroline Westrup (70), Cydney
Clanton (73) and Alejandra Llaneza (71) were the final players in red figures
at 1-under-par 215.