OGDEN — BYU golfer Lea Garner continued her hot play at the Utah Women’s State Amateur, shooting her second-straight 67 Thursday to earn medalist honors at the end of the stroke-play portion of the tournament. Match play begins Friday.
Garner’s 134 total was nine strokes better than San Diego State golfer Sirene Blair, who shot a 4-under-par 68 after a first-round 75. Third place went to Allison Cluff at 146, while Sadie Palmer was next at 148, followed by Tara Green and Kimberly Nyhus at 149.Comment on this story
Kelsey Chugg, the two-time defending champion who will be the No. 1 seed as last year’s winner, shot a 78 after a first-round 80.
Others who will be in the 16-player match-play portion of the tournament are Emily Podlesny, Kendra Dalton, Madi Rooker, Annie Yang, Sue Nyhus, Kristie Jensen, Xena Motes, Brooklyn Anderson and Annette Gaotti.
First-round matches begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, with second-round matches being played in the afternoon. The semifinal matches will be Saturday morning, with the 18-hole final set for Saturday at noon.