Chanet Fiorina cruised to a big victory to claim her first New Mexico State Amateur Championship Thursday.
Fiorina, from Santa Fe, rolled to a decisive 6 and 4 win over Albuquerque’s Nancy Romero in the finale of the state match-play tournament. The tournament concluded Thursday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
Fiorina, one of the top prep players in New Mexico last year, closed out each of her three state tournament matches early, but her biggest win came against Romero, a well-respected amateur.
Meanwhile, the youngest player in the field, Darian Zachek of Deming, bounced back from a 1-up loss in the first round to win her final two tournament contests, including Thursday’s victory over Tami Martinson, one of Los Alamos’ top competitors.