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LSU's Latanna Stone Wins Another Amateur Title

Latanna Stone with the Orlando championship trophy.

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LSU's Latanna Stone Wins Another Amateur Title

ORLANDO, Florida – Latanna Stone is not letting go of the winner’s trophy for the Women’s Orlando International Amateur tournament.

The LSU junior for the second straight year has captured the title, this time in dominating fashion at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge.

After winning with a score of 5-under a year ago, Stone posted rounds of 67-67-70 to finish at 12-under par 204. Stone won by seven shots over Alexa Pano, a 17-year-old who is also from Florida. Pano shot 68 to finish at -4 for the 54-hole event and move past Michelle Liu of Canada for second. Lio finished with a 1-under 71 and a score of 212.

Stone, who prior to the event had posted her best World Amateur Golf Ranking at 48, had 13 birdies and an eagle during tournament play.

Stone has now won two major tournaments in the span of less than a month, having captured the Dixie Amateur in Pompano Beach, Florida in December. Stone finished at 9-under 275 for that 72-hole event.

LSU freshman Lauren Clark, a winner last week in the Citrus Invitational, shot rounds of 73-73-74 for a three-day total of 6-over 222 and finished T33.