Aya Johnson overcomes deficit and injury to win Michigan Women's Amateur at Saginaw CC


Some of the best golfers in the state of Michigan descended upon Saginaw Country Club all week long for the G.A.M. Michigan Women's Amateur Championship.

Aya Johnson was the story on the final day, defeating GVSU Sophomore Katelyn Chipman 3 and 2 in the championship match.

Johnson said winning this championship along with qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur were her two goals this summer, both of which she accomplished despite only being fully healthy since April. In 2015 she had back surgery and sat out for a few months. When she returned, the pain came back, even playing a role in her play in last year's Michigan Women's Amateur. After fully hurting it again in the Fall, the University of Wisconsin redshirt Senior finally felt healthy in the Spring, and hasn't looked back ever since.

Watch the video to see Aya, 2012 Michigan Miss Golf, discuss what this win means for her after all of that pain the past few years.

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