KNOXVILLE — A trio of local ladies are up in Knoxville this week participating in the 82nd Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship at the Cherokee Country Club.
After two days of stroke play qualifying, the match-play portion of the event got underway Wednesday.
Former Polk County and current Tennessee Tech standout Lydia Triplett was the lone local to qualify for Championship Flight play after tying for 20th place with matching 80s in the 36-hole stroke play rounds.
Going into match play, Triplett, the No. 20 seed, was pitted against 13th seed Jessica Cathey of Soddy-Daisy in the round of 32. Cathey was able to edge Triplett by a 2 and 1 score.
Cleveland Country Club members Maggie Scott and Lisa Daubner both qualified for First Flight play.
In stroke play, Scott struggled a bit with an 85 in the first round, but was able to shave nine strokes off her score on the second day, bringing her total to 161.
Coming into match play as the No. 3 seed, Scott defeated Angel Cropper of Nashville, 4 and 3 in the First Flight quarterfinals.
Today, Scott takes on Viola Greenwood of Cookeville in the semifinal round.
Daubner shot an 83 in the first round and then an 89 in the second round, for a total of 172 qualifying score.
In the First Flight quarterfinals, the eighth-seeded Daubner knocked off top-seed Angelina Chan of Franklin in 19 holes.
Daubner takes on Crossville’s Jean Kraft today. If both Scott and Daubner win, they will meet in the First Flight title match.
at Lake Haven
DECATUR — Lake Haven Golf and Country Club hosted the TGA Junior Golf Tour on Wednesday.
Matthew Marino posted a commanding performance in the Boys 10-13 Tour, finishing first after shooting a 37 over nine holes and coming in one stroke above par.
In the Girls 12-18 Tour, Kiana Hooper finished third with a total of 54.
Mattea Hooper finished in fourth after shooting 66.