Texas rising junior Emilee Hoffman
(Texas Athletics Photo)
ROMEOVILLE, IL (June 30, 2018) - The week at the Women's Western Amateur belonged to Emilee Hoffman. Just days after earning the top-seed via her medalist performance in stroke play qualifying, Hoffman swept her way through match play ending her run to the title with a dominant 8&7 win over No. 10 Tristyn Nowlin of Illinois.
Hoffman, a rising rising junior at Texas, now has earned points in six AmateurGolf.com Women Rankings events. Her previous best finish was second at the Big 12 Women's Championship.
MATCH PLAY DAY ONE RECAP
The finals at the Women's Western Amateur finals have been set and it will feature No. 1 Emilee Hoffman and No. 10 Tristyn Nowlin.
Hoffman, a rising junior at Texas, advanced to Saturday's final at Mistwood Golf Club first with a 6&5 win in the morning quarterfinals over No. 8 Brigitte Thibault of Fresno State before besting the five-seed, Katherine Patrick of Virginia 1 up in the semifinals.
Illinois' Nowlin advanced by way of a 3&2 triumph over Missouri commit and two-seed Brianne Bolden in the quarterfinals and then handled Canadian National Development Team member Ellie Szeryk, the 19-seed, 2&1 in the semifinals.
MATCH PLAY DAY ONE RECAP
Top-seed Emilee Hoffman survived a pair of matches on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the Women's Western Amateur hosted by Mistwood Golf Club.
Hoffman, a rising junior at Texas, opened her day with a difficult 1 up win over No. 32 Alexis Miesotwski in the Round of 32 before she bested 16-seed and 2016 finalist Mikhaela Fortuna 4&3 in the Round of 16.
After her two wins on the first day of match play Hoffman is now slated to face No. 8 Brigitte Thibault of Fresno State on Friday morning.
Thibault moved on with a 21-hole marathon victory in her first match against 25-seed Lauren Chappell of SMU before besting No. 9 Maggie Ashmore of Augusta State in the Round of 16 4&2.
Complete Quarterfinal Slate:
No. 1 Emilee Hoffman (Texas) vs. No. 8 Brigitte Thibault (Fresno State)
No. 20 Magdalena Simmermacher (Old Dominion) vs. No. 5 Katherine Patrick (Virginia)
No. 2 Brianne Bolden (Missouri commit) vs. No. 10 Tristyn Nowlin (Illinois)
No. 19 Ellie Szeryk (Team Candada) vs. No. 11 Allisen Corpuz (USC)
ABOUT THE Women's Western Amateur
The The Western Golf Association (WGA) has
partnered with the Women’s Western Golf
Association to administer the
Women’s Western Amateur. Held without interruption
since 1901, this event is one of the
oldest annual championships in women’s amateur
golf. The list of past champions includes
current stars and legends of the LPGA TOUR,
including Ariya Jutanugarn (2012), Stacy Lewis
(2006), Brittany Lang (2003), Grace Park (1998),
Cristie Kerr (1995) and Nancy Lopez (1976).
The Women's Western Amateur is open to amateur
women who have an up-to-date 18-hole
that does not exceed 5.4 under the World Handicap
System. The WWGA Committee limits the
field to a
maximum of 120 contestants.
The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-
play qualifying, after which the field is cut to
the low 32
players for match play. In the event of a tie for the
32nd position, a sudden-elimination playoff
the final match play qualifiers. Five rounds of 18-hole
matches will decide the Women's
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