Alena Sharp, a big triumph in North Carolina

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Alena Sharp, a big triumph in North Carolina
Alena Sharp, a big triumph in North Carolina

Another great performance by Roberta Liti, third with 203 (66 66 71, -13) shots in the Champions Fore Change Invitational won by Canadian Alena Sharp with 199 (67 64 68, -17). On the course of the Taberna Country Club (par 72), in New Bern in North Carolina, the blue signed her best result since playing on the Epson Tour, after having finished fourth twice in the two previous tournaments (IOA Golf Classic and Inova Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship).

On those two occasions, too, she had been in the running for success. Excellent performance in the first seven races of the season in which she also obtained a 10th place and she never went beyond 17th.

Champions Fore Change Invitational, results

Alena Sharp, 42, from Hamilton, Ontario, took the second title after the first in 2014 when the circuit was called the Symetra Tour.

She also played on the LPGA Tour, without much luck, and her palmarès includes six other successes: two on the Canadian Women's Tour, four on the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour and sue dul Cactus Tour. She started at the top on the third round with one stroke over Roberta Liti, who was also second after the first round, and two over Gigi Stoll and had the game won with a 68 (-4, five birdies, one bogey) in particular by removing any possibility from Stoll with two birdies on holes 16 and 18.

The American also finished with a 68 (six birdies, two bogeys), while Roberta Liti scored a 71 (-1). After two outgoing birdies she was held up by a bogey on the 11th and from then on she went on to score par on the last seven holes.

Never in the running for the title were the Australians Robin Choi and Cassie Porter, fourth with 205 (-11), Daniela Iacobelli, Mariel Galdiano and the Russian Nataliya Guseva, sixth with 207 (-9). Angelica Moresco came out at the cut, 76th with 143 (70 73, -1).

The winner went a check for $30,000 out of a $200,000 prize pool. The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they apply outdoors, close to nature and animals.