KNOXVILLE — A pair of local friends and competitors hoped they’d be playing a round of golf together today, but it just didn’t work out.
Fellow Cleveland Country Club members Maggie Scott and Lisa Daubner had both advanced to the semifinals of First Flight at the 82nd annual Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship Thursday and were looking forward to battling each other for the title today.
Both were involved in close 3 and 2 matches against tough competitors at the Cherokee Country Club, but while Scott came out victorious, Daubner did not.
Scott, who already owns 10 Tennessee Golf Association titles, teed off this morning against Crossville’s Jean Kraft in the First Flight’s championship match.
A retired local school teacher, Scott earned her shot at the title by getting past Viola Greenwood of Cookeville on Thursday.
After firing rounds of 85 and 76 in the two-day stroke play qualifying early in the week, the 11-time TGA Senior Player of the Year defeated Nashville’s Angel Cropper in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Daubner fell to Kraft in Thursday’s semifinals after having knocked off top-seeded Angelina Chan of Franklin in 19 holes in the quarterfinals. The local physician qualified with an 83-89 — 172 total.
In the other title bouts today, Championship top-seed Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City took on Signal Mountain’s Emily McLennan, the No. 7 seed, for the overall state crown.
In Second Flight play, Knoxville’s Natalie Kratts squared off against Bonnie Wood from Vonore.
The Third Flight title was decided between Carolyn Singer of Oak Ridge and Bristol’s Marianne Fischer.