Allyson Geer (MSU photo)
MUSKEGON, Mich. (July 17, 2018) – Allyson Geer
has been here before, but the circumstances are much different this time. The rising Michigan State junior won the third Michigan Women’s Amateur title of her career on Tuesday but she’s not a little girl anymore.
When Geer first won this title in 2015, she became the youngest player ever to do so. She won again the next year, becoming just the third player in 23 years to win consecutive Michigan Amateur Championships. Geer, now 19, will follow this year’s title with her wedding. After that? A start in the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
"I'm not a very stressful person. I know the things I can and can't control," Geer told Michigan Live after her victory. "When I'm off the golf course, I'm doing things that need to get done and when I'm on the golf course, it's focusing out here."
Geer was named the Big 10 Freshman of the Year in her first season as a Spartan, and she lists that as the accomplishment of which she’s most proud.
Geer shared the lead with Grand Valley State’s Katelyn Chipman after a first-round 72 at Muskegon Country Club and firmly kept her position in the second round. Chipman faded away with a 79, but Geer returned 73 to finish at 1 over for the event. She was two shots ahead of Elayna Bowser, who will be a senior at Loyola-Chicago.
Bowser will also play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur next month.
"I played two solid, consistent rounds (Monday and Tuesday at Muskegon Country Club), so I really can't complain about that," she told Michigan Live.
Kerrigan Parks was solo third another shot back and Jacqueline Setas was fifth at 5 over.
ABOUT THE GAM Women's Championship
36-hole stroke play championship open to women
handicaps lower than 15.4. Must be a GAM member.
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