Eight Players Remain in Hunt for Clark's Pump-N-Shop Women's Kentucky Amateur

Quarterfinal matches set in Championship Division of Women’s State Amateur.

GEORGETOWN, KY (June 20, 2022) - Day one of the 95th Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Women’s Kentucky Amateur is complete. After 32 players arrived at Cherry Blossom Golf Club on Monday morning seeking the overall championship, two rounds of matches on Monday have trimmed the field to 8 players playing for one of the most prestigious trophies in Kentucky women’s golf.

Defending champion Rylea Marcum (1) is among those still in the hunt as she looks to repeat on her home course, after winning in 2021 at University of Louisville Golf Club. A 5&4 victory in the Round of 32 against Emily Allen (32) followed by a 4&3 triumph over Savannah Howell (16) has her moving on to Tuesday’s play, where her next opponent will be Abbie Lee (8) of Glasgow, who recorded 2 UP and 5&4 victories to begin the championship.

2020 KHSAA Girls State champion Macey Brown (20) had the most dominant victory of the day with a 9&8 performance in the opening round getting her tournament underway. That preceded a 4&3 win in the Round of 16, setting up a quarterfinal matchup against Mary Keene Marrs (12). Marrs was the only player from the Championship Division who prevailed in extra holes on Monday, doing so in her Round of 16 match against Molly Bebelaar (5). Marrs made a birdie on the 19th hole of their battle to advance.

Alexis Daniel (18) recorded perhaps the biggest upset of the day, topping Rylee Suttor (2) in the Round of 16 with a 2 UP victory. She will face 2017 KHSAA Girls State champion Ryan Bender (10) on Tuesday morning with a trip to the semifinals on the line. 

Alaina Schmitt (19) had a big upset herself by eliminating Ke’Asha Phillips (3) in the Round of 16. Schmitt won that match 3&2 and will face off against Payton Carter (6) of Henderson in the quarterfinals. Carter will enter that match with lots of momentum after a dominant 6&4 victory in the Round of 16. 

While the Championship Division’s trophy will not be presented until Wednesday, a champion will be crowned on Tuesday in the Mid-Am Division. The top-two seeds of Krissy Martin (1) and Jessica Grace (2) will meet for that title match after they had 7&5 and 2 UP semifinal victories, respectively. 

Two flights of the three taking place within the Senior Division will also be decided on Tuesday. In the first flight, Sandi Morgan (4) will face Barbara Johnson (3) in the final match. The second flight will pit Renee Young (1) against Sandra Floyd (3) for the rights to be that champion.

In the primary bracket of the Senior Division, each of the top-four seeded players advanced through Monday’s quarterfinal matches. That sets up Teena Freibert (1) against Linda Nekirk (4) and Robin Brockman (2) versus Melynda Riley in the semifinal matches that will take place on Tuesday morning.

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