July 22, 2011
By Megan Spedden, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee sophomore golfer Kaitlyn Rohrback (Crofton, Md.) won the 90th annual Maryland Women's Amateur Championship at the Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, Md. Thursday. It was her second-consecutive Maryland Women's Amateur title, becoming the first to win back-to-back titles since Jessica Lewis staged the repeat in 2002-03.
In the finals Rohrback defeated qualifying medalist Elyse Smidinger, also of Crofton, Md., 2 and 1.
Rohrback wasted no time getting up in the final match with a birdie at the first hole and eagle on the third. The other seven holes on the front nine were halved. Smidinger worked back to square early on the back nine, winning the 10th and 11th holes. Rohrback took the lead again at 13, but Smidinger evened it again at 14 before conceding the 15th hole. Rohrback clinched the title with a 12-foot putt for birdie on 17.
As a freshman Rohrback recorded a 76.04 scoring average in 28 rounds for the Lady Vols.