Event: 85th Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship
Host Site: Memphis National Golf Club - Memphis, Tennessee
Playing Dates: June 12-16, 2017
Heck, Colwill, set to Battle in Memphis
Both finalists have Memphis ties, will meet in Final at Memphis National
MEMPHIS, TENN (June 15th, 2017) Results from the 85th Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship hosted by Memphis National Golf Club in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, June 15th (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 quarterfinals and semifinals. The finals match begins tomorrow morning.
After waiting four and a half hours for the mother nature, eight ladies began play in the quarterfinal matches at the Tennessee Women’s Amateur. Abigail Heck, the No. 4 seed, picked up a convincing victory in the quarterfinals. Heck defeated Arianna Clemmer 6 & 5. Waiting for Heck in the semifinals was the medalist Jenna Burris. Burris had been dominate throughout the event. Heck, a future Notre Dame golfer, was ready. Heck won the first three holes to set the tone. From there the Memphis native maintained at least a two-hole lead throughout the semifinal match before closing out the medalist 4 & 3.
The other finalists also lives in Memphis, but had never played at Memphis National prior to the Women’s Amateur. Sydney Colwill had to go the distance in her quarterfinal match. The Memphis Tiger earned a 1up victory on No. 18. Colwill had to wait to see who she would play in the semifinals. Meghann Stamps eventually outlasted Hannah Bratton on the 22nd hole. Stamps ran out of magic in the semifinals. Colwill earned a spot in the championship match with a 7 & 5 victory over Stamps.
The finals match will begin at 8:32 a.m. Both players will have the luxury of sleeping in their own bed. One of the local ladies will become the 85th Women’s Amateur Champion.
Final matches being Friday morning. Stay tuned to @TNgolf and visit the Tournament Home for all the latest on the 85th Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship.
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.