Medalist Odiorne to face defending champion Stoll in Oregon Women's Am final
27 Jun 2015
by Oregon Golf Association

see also: Gigi Stoll Rankings

Defending Champion Gigi Stoll (Beaverton, Ore.) defeated 2008 Champion Kate Harper (Portland, Ore.) 4 & 3 to advance to the semifinals in a match that saw just two birdies by Stoll & three bogeys by Harper where amongst 31 pars between the two.

Stoll will play her collegiate golf at the University of Arizona in the Fall. Stoll then faced Hannah Swanson (Forest Grove, Ore.) in her afternoon semifinal match in a rematch of the 2012 Oregon Junior Amateur final match, where Swanson emerged victorious. Stoll won the first two holes and never let up on her way to a 5 & 4 win.

Medalist Madison Odiorne (Bend, Ore.) advanced to the finals by defeating Kristin Elich (West Linn, Ore.) 1 up in the quarterfinals in a back-and-forth match where both players saw leads before heading to the 18th hole all square. Odiorne’s birdie on the par-five 18th hole earned her the birth in the semis.

In the semis, Odiorne faced Ashlee Pickerell (Salem, Ore.) in her first ever 36-hole day. Odiorne took an early lead winning the second hole, before trailing most of the match where Pickerell eventually had a 3 up lead after 12 holes.

Odiorne won three of the next four holes to take the match to all square where it stayed for the next three holes. Pickerell conceded the first extra hole after Odiorne’s ball found the green in two Pickerell’s third shot missed the green and he chip wasn’t close.

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