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Mulhall Sisters Back-to-Back Champs at Women’s Spring Open

With 164 points, 87 at Green Spring Golf Course and 77 in the final round at The Ledges Golf Club, sisters Ali and Molli Mulhall (four years apart) successfully defended their UGA Women’s Spring Open title April 23rd with a 33 point win over the team of Kareen Larson & Jessica Smith.

The Mulhall sisters, 15-year old Molli and 19-year old Ali, successfully defended their title as champs of the Women’s Spring Open.

Three-time champions Annette Gaiotti & Nuny Khamken finished in third place with 128 points.

“It feels really good to be the defending champion,” 15-year old Molli said. “I love that Ali was my partner again. We made a lot of putts together. Feels good to get the win.”

15-year old Molli Mulhall tees off on the 18th hole at The Ledges Golf Club.

Over the 36-hole event the Mulhalls combined for 18 birdies and an eagle. Molli birdied four consecutive holes during round one at Green Spring, the girls home course, and Ali eagled the 16th hole at the Ledges to finish with a 4-under par 68.

Kareen Larson

Jessica Smith

The Mulhalls will play a full Utah Junior Golf Association schedule heading into the Utah Women’s State Amateur at TalonsCove Golf Club in July. Ali has her eye on the new U.S. Women’s Amateur exemption offered to the Women’s State Am champ while Molli has her sights set on qualifying for the Utah team of this year’s Girls Junior Americas Cup to be played at Soldier Hollow July 28-August 1, hosted by the UJGA.

Keeping it in the family, the youngest of the Mulhall sisters, 11-year old Palmer, won the second flight with partner Kindra Hirasuna, winning the event in their rookie season with 104 points, 12 points better than McKell Sweet and Montyne Anderson.

Gaiotti and Khamken took a 5-point lead over Larson and Smith heading into the final round at The Ledges but Larson/Smith (photos above) closed strong with 67 points on the day to finish in second place with 131 points in the modified Stableford format. Gaiotti/Khamken (photo below) carded 59 points in the final round to finish with 128 points total.

Annette Gaiotti (left) and Nuny Khamken close out their final round on the 18th hole at The Ledges.

Final results from all divisions, gross and net, are available here: