Pinehurst Top 10 of 2017 – No. 6: Isabella Fierro Makes History in Winning the Women’s North & South Amateur

Editor’s Note: As the year comes to a close, Pinehurst will reveal its Top 10 Stories from 2017. We’ll have one recap a day with links to the original stories if you would like to reflect more. We appreciate your engagement with each of these stories and several others from throughout the year, and we look forward to making more news in 2018.

And since we like numbers at Pinehurst, that’s exactly how we’ll count these down:

No. 10: Pinehurst No. 3 Brings It All Back – Charm, Strategy…and Wire Grass

No. 9: The Deuce is named Best New Restaurant in Golf

No. 8: Pinehurst Announces it will Open a Microbrewery

No. 7: U.S. Open Champion Calls North & South Runner-Up After Championship Match

No. 6: Isabella Fierro Makes History in Winning the Women’s North & South Amateur

Considering it’s the longest-running Women’s amateur championship in the country, whenever a new champion is crowned at the Women’s North & South Amateur, history is made anew at Pinehurst.

But Isabella Fierro’s triumph was a little extra special. While she is one of the youngest champions in history – Fierro is 16 – she is also the first North & South Champion from Mexico.

A past champion of the Mexican and the South American Women’s Amateurs – she won the latter tournament by 10 shots – Fierro called the North & South her “best win ever.” And in August, Fierro made a deep run in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. She’s a star on the rise, and Pinehurst caught sight of that star early.

And it resonated throughout women’s golf. Fellow countrywoman and World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lorena Ochoa Tweeted Isabella her congratulations, and the achievement made its way up the ranks to Sports Illustrated, which featured Fierro in its popular “Faces in the Crowd” segment.