USGA Photo / 2017 Champion Kelsey Chugg

Kelsey Chugg, a 26-year-old golfer from Utah making her USGA Mid-Amateur Champiionship Tournament debut, wins the national title with a 3 and 1 victory over Mary Jane Hiestand of Florida.

Chugg was 50th in scoring after two rounds of stroke play and then kept winning in the match play round-of-64 competition Monday through today.

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Bangor's Staci Creech missed out on the match play round by one stroke. After shooting rounds of 85 and 76, her score of +17 missed the cut line to get into match play by a single stroke.

This year's tournament was played in Houston, Texas.

Creech, who is the three-time Maine Women's Amateur champion, made the USGA Mid-Amateur Tournament for the second straight year. She lost in the match play round of 64 last year.

The Mid-Amateur Tournament determines the national champion in women's golf for players over 25-years-old.

Portland's John Hayes competed in the men's USGA Mid-Amateur Tournament earlier in the fall.

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