June 16, 2003
UCLA All-American Charlotte Mayorkas began her summer with a convincing five-stroke victory Sunday at the San Diego City Amateur held at Torrey Pines South.
Mayorkas, a native of Chula Vista who completed her sophomore year at UCLA last week, was tied with Avery Kiser of Rancho Santa Fe entering the final hole. A par by Mayorkas at No. 18 initially gave her a two-stroke victory after Kiser recorded a double bogey. But Kiser was disqualified after signing an incorrect scorecard. Mayorkas' 54-hole total (played over two weekends) of six-over 225 was six strokes better than runner-up Beth Allen, who posted a 76 in the final round. Mayorkas fired a final round two-under par 71.
"I was kind of hoping for a playoff," said Mayorkas. "It would have been fun and interesting. But I was just playing my own game. I was trying to go shot by shot and play the course.
"It's fun to win," she continued. "This is probably the best one of the summer for me."