Yealimi Noh Goes Wire to Wire to Capture the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship in an Exciting Final Day Competition
The final round of the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship proved to be a tight race right to the end. The top three players went back and forth throughout the round making for an exciting end to the last day of the championship.
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2018 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship — Longbow Golf Club / Dec. 28-30
Longbow Golf Club -- Located in Mesa, AZ, combines links and desert golf. It has been host for many tournaments with the AJGA and USGA as well as the Symetra Tour and more. The fairways are generous with greens that provide some bite. The ridges and mounding of the greens force golfers to take extra care with their approach shots.
The Silver Belle Championship Story
In 1971, LPGA Professional Joanne Winter had a dream. She noticed that there were very few golf tournaments for girls and wanted to start one in Arizona. She wanted players to have the chance to experience the fun and excitement of tournament golf.
Encouraging competition in golf for young women amateurs was the goal of Joanne Winter. In her own words, “Thanks to all the young women who ever played in the Silver Belle. You made this experience a labor of love for me.” Many of these young ladies have gone on to play for the LPGA and now "The Legends" tour.