BRASELTON, Ga. (June 5, 2013) --- Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville defeated Ji Eun Baik of Newnan, 7 and 5, to win the 16th annual Georgia Women's Match Play Championship at The Legends at Chateau Elan.
To start the final match, Ramsey quickly went 1 up over Baik after the first hole. Bringing the match back to all square after Baik birdied the par 4 fourth hole, Ramsey claimed the next three holes (five, six and seven), to go 3 up through seven. Making the turn with a 3 up advantage, Ramsey won holes 10, 11, 12 and 13 and clinched the match, 7 and 5.
Ramsey reached the final match with wins over Kimberly Graff of Lilburn, 5 and 4, in the round of 32; Ivy Shepherd of Peachtree City, 8 and 7, in the round of 16; Jackie Rajek of Suwanee, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinals; and Jessica Haigwood of Roswell, 6 and 5, in the semifinals.
In Ramsey's five matches, she clinched each win without playing holes 15, 16, 17 or 18. The recent high school graduate only played hole 14 in two of her five matches: in her round of 32 match and in her quarterfinal match.
Baik clinched a spot in the finals by earning the victory over Soonmi Choe of Suwanee, 7 and 5, in the round of 32; Sloan Shanahan of Suwanee, 1 up, in the round of 16; Amira Alexander of Alpharetta, 4 and 3, in the quarterfinals; and top-seed Sydney Needham of Villa Rica, 6 and 5, in the semifinals.
Ramsey and Baik will each begin their collegiate golf careers this fall. Ramsey will join her older sister, Taylor, in the Atlantic Coast Conference at Clemson University, while Baik joins the Southeastern Conference as a member of Mississippi State University's golf team.
In the Tournament flight, Hannah Solesbee of Winston defeated Ellen Kinsey-Dempsey of St. Simons Island, 5 and 4, to claim flight honors. Solesbee's path to the final match came via wins over Jolena Bryant of McDonough, 7 and 6, in the quarterfinals and Leslie Elkins of Roswell, 2 and 1, in the semifinals. Kinsey-Dempsey, the flight's runner-up, made her way through the bracket by defeating Sina Gorski-Turner of Gainesville, 4 and 3, in the quarterfinals and Keagan Dunn of Buford, 1 up, in the semis.
This was the 16th playing of the Georgia Women's Match Play Championship, and first year it has been played at a club other than Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton. Entries were open to female amateur golfers who were members of a GSGA member club.
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