Georgia Women's Match Play: Coble, Shirley to meet in finals

CARROLLTON, Ga. (June 16, 2011) -- The final match is set for the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship, and Laura Coble of Augusta will take on Margaret Shirley of Athens on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Sunset Hills Country Club. Coble is the two-time defending champion and has been victorious in Carrollton a total of eight times in the 13 previous years the event has been played.

To get to the final match, Coble defeated Kaylee Random of Alpharetta, 5 and 3, in the quarterfinals, and then went on to beat top-seeded Lauren Court of Lawrenceville, 6 and 5, in the semifinals. Shirley, who is the assistant coach of the women’s golf team at the University of Georgia, defeated two-time Georgia Women’s Match Play champion (2007, ’08) Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, 2 and 1, in her quarterfinal match. In the semis, Shirley beat 2010 runner-up Amira Alexander of Alpharetta, 2 and 1, to join Coble in the final match.

In the final match of the First flight, Mary Riley of Perry beat Joyce Doss of Carrollton, 4 and 2.

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