Event: 85th Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship
Host Site: Memphis National Golf Club - Memphis, Tennessee
Playing Dates: June 12-16, 2017
Bratton, Wimberly, best Higher Seeds as Women’s Amateur Field is Cut in Half
The first round of match play featured favorites dominate mixed in with multiple upsets.
MEMPHIS, TENN (June 14th, 2017) Results from the first round of match play at the 85th Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship hosted by Memphis National Golf Club in Memphis, Tenn. Wednesday, June 14th (Championship: Par 36-36—72, Yards: 6209 Flighted: 36-36, Yards: 5322).
The 85th Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship is a five-day affair at Memphis National Golf Club. The Championship began with 36 holes of stroke play to determine the seeding for match play. Today featured the first round of match play. The winner of the championship bracket will have their name engraved on the Scott L. Probasco Trophy that is on permanent display at Golf House Tennessee. There is a Championship and Flighted division.
The field at the Tennessee Women’s Amateur has been cut in half. First round matches were played this afternoon leaving just eight quarterfinalists in the championship bracket. The stroke play medalist Jenna Burris showed no signs of slowing down. The Middle Tennessee State University junior won 10 & 8 by winning every hole of her Round of 16 match. Madison Rhodes earned the right to face Burris in the quarterfinals by winning her match over Mary Melissa Manuel 3 &1.
The No. 2 seed Sydney Colwill continued her fine play this week with a 6 & 4 victory over Emma Phillips. The Memphis Tiger will square off against Lynda Wimberly in the quarterfinals. Wimberly, the No. 10 seed knocked off Nicole Page 4 & 3. The match of the day turned into the biggest upset of the first round. A back and forth match throughout the day was extended when the No. 3 seed Hanley Long won the hole. Her opponent, Hannah Bratton won the match with a birdie on the second extra hole, “We both hit good tee shots on the 20th hole. I went for the green and came up just short. I got up and down for birdie,” Bratton said. The No. 14 seed plans on sticking with what worked today, “I’m going in with the same mindset, one hole at a time. I hope to continue to hit solid shots,” Bratton said. Meghan Stamps who won her match 6 & 5 will meet Bratton in the quarterfinals.
Abigail Heck, the No. 4 seed, had her hands full with Annie Paris. Heck prevailed 2 & 1. Arianna Clemmer, who also had a close match in the Round of 16, will take on Heck Thursday morning. Clemmer defeated Haley Wagner 3 & 2. The Championship bracket quarterfinals and semifinals will be played Thursday.
First Flight Bracket
Second Flight Bracket
Second Flight Bracket
About the Tennessee Golf Association
In 1914, the Tennessee Golf Association (TGA) was organized at Memphis Country Club as an association of five private clubs. The objective of the Association, as stated in its Constitution, "shall be to promote the game of golf in Tennessee." From these small origins the TGA has become an association which now includes over 200 member clubs, courses, and organizations, comprised of over 32,000 individuals from across the state.