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Aline Krauter wins Women’s Amateur Championship

It wasn’t an easy victory, but Krauter is the world’s amateur champion!

R&A The Women’s Amateur Championship - Day Five Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Current Stanford Cardinal women’s golfer Aline Krauter won the Women’s Amateur Championship this weekend, knocking off Annabell Fuller at West Lancashire in Liverpool, England.

Krauter found herself down three strokes through just four holes in the 18-hole championship match against Fuller.

However, she won six of the next eight holes and had built a three-shot lead with six holes to play. The German golfer pressed forward despite Fuller closing the gap to just one as they took to the 18th hole.

Krauter and Fuller matched pars, and her par putt became the top putt of her career, by far, as it won her the championship in dramatic fashion.

With her win, Krauter now is guaranteed a spot at the Women’s Open next year at the famous Carnoustie. She’ll likely receive an invite to the U.S. Women’s Open, the Evian Championship as well as the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

Her list of Stanford accolades is also nothing short of amazing, as she adds the prestigious top individual award to her already growing list of historic feats.

In her career, she has accumulated the following:

  • WGCA second team All-American (2020)
  • Golfweek second team All-American (2020)
  • WGCA All-American Scholar (2020)
  • Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll (2020)
  • WGCA honorable mention All-American (2019)
  • Golfweek honorable mention All-American (2019)
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-12 (2019)
  • Scoring average: 73.02
  • Rounds: 43
  • Total Strokes: 3,141
  • Top-10 Finishes: 5
  • Top-20 Finishes: 9
  • Rounds at Par or Better: 19/43
  • Rounds in the 60s: 6/43
  • Low round: 68 (2018 Annika Intercollegiate; 2020 IJGA Collegiate Invitational, -4)
  • Low tournament: 210 (Stanford Intercollegiate, -3)
  • Best finish: Tied for 5th (2018 East Lake Cup; 2019 Stanford Intercollegiate)

Congratulations, Aline!