Courtney Conlogue Wins Cascais Women's Pro
Huge congrats goes out to Courtney Conlogue who has defeated Lakey Peterson to win the Cascais Women’s Pro and reclaim the WSL Jeep Leader Jersey.
Today’s victory is Conlogue’s third of 2015 with previous CT wins in Margaret River and Rio. The win propels her up to first place on the Leaderboard ahead of 2X WSL Champion Carissa Moore.
“Right now I’m focused on trying to win heats and events, “ said Conlogue. “Saying that, having the Jeep Leader Jersey back is going to be sweet -- I didn’t like having it for just one event. I’m very serious as soon as I put the jersey on but it’s also really important for me to have fun and enjoy what I’m doing, and it seems to be working."
The Final saw Peterson and Conlogue battle it out in an all-Californian match-up. Peterson earned a 7.17 on her second wave and paired it with a 5.17 to take the lead. Conlogue was left searching the lineup for an excellent 8.41 and found an 8.00 with ten minutes remaining. Conlogue was determined and focused, hunting down opportunities, and her energetic approach was rewarded. She unleashed on her backhand and secured an 8.10, the best wave of the heat, for a 16.10 two-wave heat total and the win.
“I didn’t ever give up and I didn’t want to lose to Lakey,” said Conlogue. “She beat me at Lower Trestles and has been so on point. I was focused on trying to manufacture scores out there and I really had to adjust my plans after she got such a great start.”
The next stop on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Women’s Championship Tour is the Roxy Pro France, which gets underway on October 6.
Photos courtesy of WSL / Damien Poullenot