Maria Torres won the fifth edition of the Guardian Championship, an Epson Tour tournament that took place on the Capitol Hill course (par 72) in Prattville, Alabama. The 28-year-old Puerto Rican won with a total of 202 (68 66 68, -14) shots ahead of Norwegian Celine Borge and Filipino Clariss Guce, both second with 204 (-12).
Roberta Liti, the only Italian in the race, was unable to overcome the cut, closing with a score of 149 (72 77, +5).
Maria Torres, results
For Maria Torres, born in 1994 from Trujillo Alto, this is her first career title on the Epson Tour.
This success earned her a prize of $30,000 against a total prize pool of 200,000. Prattville is a city in Alabama, located in Autauga County, and partially in Elmore County. The population at the 2000 census was 24,303. The estimate of the US
Census Bureau for 2006 is 31,119 inhabitants. The city is the county seat of Autauga County. It is called “The Fountain City” due to the presence of many artesian wells in the area. The city was founded in 1839 by the industrialist and architect Daniel Pratt.
At the 2000 census, there were 24,303 inhabitants, 8,939 families and 6,918 families residing in the city. The population density is 405.00 inhab./km². There are 9,562 dwellings with a density of 159.30 / km². The ethnic composition of the city is 83.09% White, 14.42% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.53% of other races, and 0.84% mestizos.
1.71% of the population is Hispanic. Of the 8,939 households, 38.90% have children under the age of 18 living at home, 60.60% are married couples living together, 13.40% are women with absent husbands, and the 22.60% are non-families.
19.90% of all households are singles and 7.5% are singles over 65 years of age. The average size of a family unit is 2.70 members while the average size of a family is 3.10. The breakdown of the population by age group is as follows: 28.50% under 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% over 65 years.
The average age is 36. For every 100 women there are 91.3 men. For every 100 women over 18 there are 87.5 men. The median income for a household is $45,725, while for families it is $51,774. Men have a median income of $36,677 versus $22,978 for women.
The per capita income of the city is $19,832. 8.3% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Of the total population, 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 9.2% of those over 65 live below the poverty line.