Colo. Women's Match Play: Upsets abound on Day 1
GOLDEN, Colo. (July 15, 2013) -- Just one of the top eight seeds is still in contention for the open division title after Monday's first two rounds of the 98th CWGA Match Play Championship at the Club at Rolling Hills in Golden.

Earning spots in Tuesday's semifinals were fourth-seeded Nicole Hulbert of Indian Tree Golf Course, No. 9 Michaela Marie Breit of Highland Hills Golf Course, No. 10 Paige Crawford of Patty Jewett Golf Course and No. 11 Christina Spinzig of Hiwan Golf Club.

Top-seeded Jennifer Kupcho of CommonGround Golf Course was ousted in the round of 16 and No. 2 Mikayla Tatman of Twin Peaks Golf Course lost in the quarterfinals to Crawford.

In Tuesday's semifinals, Breit will face Hulbert, while Crawford will meet Spinzig, a Colorado State University golfer.

In the senior championship flight, defending champion Mary Doyen and former CWGA Match Play winners Kim Eaton and Laurie Steenrod all won Monday and advanced to Tuesday's semifinals, along with Deb Hughes.

Eaton, a Colorado Golf Hall of Famer, defeated Nancy Ziereis of Valley Country Club 10 and 8 in the quarterfinals, meaning Eaton won every hole of the match.

The finals in each division will take place Wednesday, with the open flight being a 36-hole affair while the senior championship flight competes over 18 holes.

ABOUT THE Colorado Women's Match Play

One of two CWGA state individual championships for amateur women. The tournament is three days of match play preceded by an 18-hole stroke play qualifying round. Championship and First Flights are comprised of the 32 lowest Handicap Indexes as of the first day of the tournament. The low 16 qualifying scores will determine Championship Flight and the remaining 16 qualifiers will determine First Flight. All other flights are pre-flighted prior to the qualifying round based upon current Handicap Indexes with 8 players per flight. Players in all flights are seeded according to their qualifying round scores.

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