Carman Wins National Championship – Takes Home U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Title

Krissy Carman recorded a 2&1 victory over Aliea Clark Thursday morning to win the 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The event was played Sept. 17-22 at Fiddlesticks Country club (Long Mean Course) in Fort Myers, Fla.


Krissy Carman

It is Carman’s first national title and she is the first OGA Member to win the event.

Carman, from Veneta, was all square with Clark through hole No. 14 but won two out of the last three (Nos. 15 and 17) to secure the title.

After dropping the first hole of the match, Carman birdied holes Nos. 4 and 7 to take a 1up lead through the first seven holes. She gave up the lead after faltering with bogeys on the next two holes, but rebounded to tie the match by winning hole No. 11.

The OGA Member by way of Junction City's Shadow Hills Country Club won six consecutive matches – recording victories over Kathy Hartwiger (3&1), Alexandra Austin (6&5), Ana Alicia Malagon Perez (4&3), Kimberly Dinh (4&3), Jennifer Peng (3&2) before her 2&1 win over Clark.

Carman entered match play as the No. 5 seed after finishing tied for fourth at 1-under par (73-70) during the 36-hole stroke play qualifying.

Carman becomes the second OGA Member in the last two years to win a USGA National Championship. Lara Tennant took home the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title – marking the third consecutive year she was victorious in that event.

Carman has been one of the top amateur players in Oregon in recent years having won a pair of OGA Championship competitions. She was victorious at the 2016 Oregon Amateur Championship hosted by Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow). She also won the 2018 Oregon Four-Ball Championship at Juniper Golf Course with playing partner Hannah Swanson.