Joyce Billings captured the Utah State Women's Match Play Golf Championship Wednesday with a 1-up victory over Laurie Wolfe at Oakridge Country Club.
Billings, who was the medalist in Monday's qualifying tournament, was never behind in any of her four matches. She defeated Genean Bang 6 and 5 in the first round, the beat Nellie Allred in the second round.In Wednesday's semifinals she defeated Danna Dehlin 3 and 2 in the morning.
Then in the finals against Wolfe, Billings hurried out to a 4-up lead with seven holes to play. She saw her lead dwindle to one, going into the final hole, but sank a 12-foot par putt to halve the hole and win the match.