Midway • BYU golfer Lea Garner rallied to tie San Diego State incoming freshman Sirene Blair for medalist honors Tuesday in the stroke-play portion of the State Women’s Amateur at Wasatch Mountain State Park.
Garner (71-71) birdied Nos. 13 and 14 on the Lake Course and Blair (70-72) bogeyed No. 17, as they finished at 2-under-par 142 for 36 holes. Garner, a Bonneville High School product, and Blair, of Bingham, will enter the 16-golfer match-play bracket Wednesday as co-favorites, along with defending champion Kelsey Chugg, the designated No. 1 seed. The semifinals and finals are scheduled Thursday.
The cut to match play came at 151, with no playoff required. Tara Green and Rynae Baca joined Chugg at 145, tying for third place. Then came Randi Stephens and Annette Gaiotti at 147; Haley Dunn and Kristie Jensen at 149; 2011 champion Julie McMullin, Brooke Whittaker and Madi Rooker at 150; and Kalea Heu, Carly Oldroyd, Hannah Herman and Sadie Palmer at 151. Elizabeth Jones missed the cut by one stroke.
WOMEN’S STATE AMATEUR
Match Play Pairings
Wasatch Mountain Lake Course
Round of 16
9:40 • Kelsey Chugg vs. Kalea Heu
9:48 • Kristie Jensen vs. Haley Dunn
9:56 • Tara Green vs. Sadie Palmer
10:04 • Rynae Bacca vs. Madi Rooker
10:12 • Lea Garner vs. Carly Oldroyd
10:20 • Annette Gaiotti vs. Julie McMullin
10:28 • Sirene Blair vs. Hannah Herman
10:36 • Randi Stephens vs. Brooke Whittaker
2:45 • Winners of 9:40 and 9:48 matches
2:53 • Winners of 9:56 and 10:04 matches
3:01 • Winners of 10:12 and 10:20 matches
3:09 • Winners of 10:28 and 10:36 matches
Thursday at 7:35 am
Thursday at noon