Julie Massa of Holt rallied from a 2-hole deficit after three holes Thursday to turn back Susan Campbell of Kalamazoo in the final match to win her second consecutive Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur Championship.
Massa, 54, tied the match by the eighth hole, lost the ninth and was 1-down heading to the back nine at The Moors Club in Portage. She won holes 11 and 12 to go 1-up and then held the lead through the hazard-laden back nine.
Campbell, 64 and a two-time former champion, conceded a birdie on the final hole after she hit a shot into a water hazard.
Massa, last year’s GAM Senior Women’s Player of the Year, reached the finals with a morning semifinal win over two-time champion Joan Garety of Ada, 3 and 1, and Campbell had to go 20 holes to turn back Audrey Akins of LaSalle in the other semifinal.