Taylor Totland of Hollywood Golf Club defeated top seeded Kelsey Solan of Burlington, 6 and 5, to win the championship. In the semifinals, Totland surpassed future Furman University teammate and defending champion Alice Chen of Neshanic Valley. In a 19th hole playoff, Totland shot a birdie on the par 4-hole to oust Chen. Solan bested Noelle Maertz of Hyatt Hills in the semifinals, 2 and 1, which lead her to the final round with Totland.
With her win, Totland became the first lower seed to win during this two-day, 16-player match play. In 2012, Totland became the youngest winner of the NJSGA Tournament of Club Champions. Next week, Totland will compete at the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Long Island.