Christina Foster, the second-round leader, followed her Thursday 66 with a Friday 68. Most days, that would be good enough to secure a tournament title. Ana Paula Valdes remembered the 62 that Brooke Henderson shot last year to triumph from behind and figured a reprise would give her a shot at the tournament. She didn’t quite get to 62, but the Morelia (Mexico) native, by way of Blufton, S.C., managed a 65 to seize the title from Foster. Valdes birdied the 16th and eagled the 17th holes, then closed the door with a two-putt par on the last. Foster made it interesting by taking a run at ace on the closing hole, sinking a 10-feet birdie putt after her tee shot just missed.

In third place was first-round leader Josee Doyon at minus-two, six back of the leader and five behind the runner-up. Fourth place, at minus-one, was co-occupied by Jessica Porvasnik and Brittany Marchand .┬áLocal stalwarts Maren Cipolla of Nichols School and Catherine Peterson of the University of Michigan, earned superlative,┬átop ten finishes. Cipolla’s closing 67 was just behind Valdes’ 65 for low round of the day, earning her a 7th place tie with Princess Superal (Phillipines) and Naomi Ko (British Columbia.) Peterson added a 69 to finish in a 10th-place tie with Bing Singhsumalee of Illinois.

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