Championship Match Set in Clark's Pump-N-Shop Women's Kentucky Amateur
Marcum and Carter to meet in championship match of Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Women’s Kentucky Amateur.
GEORGETOWN, KY (June 21, 2022) - Two rounds of matches on the second day of the 95th Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Women’s Kentucky Amateur have left Rylea Marcum (1) and Payton Carter (6) as the last ladies standing at Cherry Blossom Golf Club. The two of them will square off at 8:45 a.m. EDT on Wednesday morning for the right to be the 2022 Women’s State Amateur champion.
Marcum is fighting to defend her title and attempting to do so this year at her home course. Her Tuesday began with a tightly contested quarterfinal match against Abbie Lee (8), which Lee led at the turn. Marcum had a strong back nine to draw even and ultimately top Lee on the 18th hole, advancing with a 2 UP victory. That put her in the semifinals where she faced Mary Keene Marrs (12) in a battle of Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Marcum, who will be a junior this fall at EKU, defeated the incoming freshman in Marrs with a 5&3 triumph.
Carter, a native of Henderson who now plays collegiately for the Murray State Racers, overcame a 2 DOWN deficit with three holes remaining against Alaina Schmitt (19) to prevail in their morning quarterfinal match. A clutch birdie on the 18th hole from Carter allowed her to get through to the afternoon semifinals, where she faced Ryan Bender (10). Carter encountered less stress in this matchup as a 3&2 victory clinched her spot as a finalist in this championship for the first time.
Meanwhile, three titles were awarded on Tuesday in other divisions taking place this week at Cherry Blossom. In the Mid-Am Division, Jessica Grace (2) clinched the title with a 3&2 victory against Krissy Martin (1). Sandi Morgan (4) beat Barbra Johnson (3) 3&1 in the title match of the First Senior Flight. In the Second Senior Flight, Renee Young (1) won 1 UP against Sandra Floyd (3).
In the primary Senior Division, Teena Freibert (1) and Robin Brockman (2) will battle it out on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. for that trophy. Freibert defeated Linda Nekirk (4) 6&5 in the semifinals while Brookman edged out Melynda Riley (3) 3&2 to claim her spot in the finals.
Golf House Kentucky will continue to have full coverage of the championship on its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Attendance of the tournament is permitted with spectators welcome free of charge.
About the Kentucky Golf Association:
The Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) is one of the three organizations encompassed under Golf House Kentucky, in addition to the Kentucky Golf Foundation (KGF) and Kentucky PGA Section (KPGA). The Kentucky Golf Association represents the amateur body of Kentucky’s golfers working in assistance with the United States Golf Association (USGA). The KGA provides a wide range of services, including handicapping, USGA course and slope ratings, and tournament management software to its Member Clubs. The KGA also operates the state’s premier amateur tournaments along with USGA National Championship qualifiers. Alongside the KGF and KPGA, the KGA strives to promote the benefits and enjoyment of golf while continuing to grow the sport across the Commonwealth.
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