Girls Jr. Amateur Semi-Finals Set for Thursday Morning
The semi-finals of the Girls Junior Amateur Championship are set.
Top-seeded Vincenza Papa will take on Ava Santamaria on one side of the bracket, while Gianna Papa will battle Kaylie Porter on the other side of the bracket.
The semi-finals will take place on Thursday morning, July 9, while the finals will take place on Thursday afternoon.
Here is a Breakdown of the Matches:
Vincenza Papa vs Hanley Correia
Top-seeded Vincenza Papa was one down after six holes to Hanley Correia, before rallying.
Papa tied the match on seven and then won eight and nine to take a two up lead heading into the closing nine holes.
Correia won the tenth hole to get the match back to one-down, before Papa rattled off four straight hole wins on 11, 12, 13, and 14 to seal the match, 5&4.
Papa will face Ava Santamaria in the semi-finals.
Emily Trainor vs Ava Santamaria
Playing on her home course, Santamaria jumped out to a two-up lead through five holes before Trainor won the sixth hole within one.
After the pair halved seven, Santamaria won eight and nine to take a three-up lead into the back nine.
Trainor would get the match back to 2-down with a win on the tenth hole, but that is as close as she would get.
Santamaria won 11, halved 12, and then won 13 and 14 to close out the 5&4 victory.
Gianna Papa vs Kylie Eaton
After Papa and Eaton traded leads on the front nine, Eaton grabbed a one-up lead on the tenth hole.
She remained one-up after a halve on the 11th hole.
Papa then rallied to win 12,13,14 and 15 to take a commanding three up lead.
Papa and Eaton halved the 16th hole with sixes giving Papa the 3&2 win.
Papa will face Kaylie Porter in the semi-finals on Thursday.
Kaylie Porter vs Olivia Williams
With the match tied after 11 holes, Porter won 12 and 13 to take a two-up lead over Williams.
Williams responded with a win on 14 to cut into the lead, and the pair halved the 15th hole.
Porter snagged a win on the 16th hole to get her two-up lead back, which would prove crucial because Williams would go on to win the 17th hole.
Porter and Williams halved the 18 hole, giving Porter the one-up win.