Former Alverno High student wins Women’s British Open

Mo Martin holds the trophy she won as Women’s British Open champion in England July 13.

With an incredible finish, Melissa (Mo) Martin won the Women’s British Open July 13, her first win on the LPGA Tour.

The Altadena-born golfer, who attended Alverno High School in Sierra Madre and played on UCLA’s 2004 national championship team, eagled the 18th hole in the final round at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. After hitting a three-wood second shot that struck the flagstick on the par-five hole, she then made her six-foot eagle putt, and finished one under par for the tournament with a closing 72, the best round on a windy final day.

Until then, Martin had never led in the tournament, but she claimed the championship when none of her closest pursuers could convert opportunities in their closing holes. Martin ended one shot in front of Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen.

A 2005 UCLA graduate with a degree in psychology, the 31-year-old Martin previously won five times on the LPGA Futures Tour. This is her third season on the LPGA Tour.


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As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

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February 26, 2015

  • Sunday, June 7

    Third Order Lay Carmelite Community Q & A Meeting, 1-4 p.m., St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church located at 12930 Hamlin St. North Hollywood. The Order is located throughout the Los Angeles area and open to new membership.  If interested in the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, community and service, come and have your questions answered.  For more information, contact Regional Director Herman Briones, (818) 521-6564.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

  • Thursday, February 26

    Cultural Humility in Healthcare, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Ranchos Palos Verdes. Spirituality seminar for health care professionals led by Rev. Dr. Laura Krauss. $15 includes materials, lunch and snacks. 6.0 contact hours/CEUs for each session. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

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