Ally McDonald won multiple tournaments while playing for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and she found her winning ways in her very first start as a professional with a victory at the Michigan PGA Women's Open Wednesday.
McDonald started the day three shots behind amateur Emmie Pietila, who held the lead at 6-under par through two rounds. The former Bulldog made up ground by being one of only two players to shoot in red numbers in the final round, posting a 2-under par 70 for a tournament total of 6-under par. Former first team All-SEC golfer Kendal Martindale of Vanderbilt finished the tournament 4-under par to finish second.
Hailey Hrynewich joined McDonald as the only other golfer under par in the final round. Her 4-under par 68 gave her a third place tie with Pietila. Both golfers finished as low amateurs at 2-under par for the tournament.
Sandra Angulo Minarro also finished under par at -1. No other golfer finished the tournament under par.
McDonald walked away with $6,000 for her efforts at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan.