From the time she was 11 years old, Natasha Kozlowski had wanted to win the Ladies Simon Fraser Open golf tournament. One day before her 17th birthday, she accomplished her goal.
Kozlowski swung to the 2018 Ladies Simon title in comeback fashion in August. At the conclusion of the first round, she trailed defending champion Lindsay MacDermott by four strokes. By the end of the second and final round, Kozlowski had herself a seven-shot victory over the Kamloops-based professional. At the par-72 Prince George Golf and Curling Club, Kozlowski posted scores of 74 and 73.
The Simon victory was the highlight of Kozlowski’s 2018 season but it wasn’t her only taste of success. She also finished first at a Maple Leaf Junior Tour event at Vernon’s Predator Ridge in July and, prior to that, battled to a 31st-place showing at the B.C. women’s amateur championship in Golden. As well, she was 24th at the junior provincials in Kimberley, which earned her a spot in junior nationals in Tsawwassen. There, at the Beach Grove Golf Club, she missed the cut.Some of Kozlowski’s other notable achievements include low-net championships at the 2013, 2014 and 2017 Ladies Simon, a novice division B.C. championship in 2014 and a Maple Leaf Junior Tour victory at The Dunes in Kamloops in 2016.