Papa, Florio Advance to Women’s Amateur Finals

Gianna Papa and Alexis Florio are headed to the Women’s Amateur Finals. 

Papa edged Kylie Eaton 2&1, while Florio cruised past Isabel Southard 5&4 to set up the title match at Montaup County Club. 

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The finals will take place on Friday, July 31 starting at 7:30 a.m. 

Papa Escapes

Papa has been cruising through the entire tournament, having only lost a total of three holes. 

However, Thursday was a different story. 

Facing Eaton, Papa found herself two down on the eighth hole, a position she has not been in a long time – even dating back to the Junior Amateur a few weeks ago. 

Papa would then win 9, 10, 11 and 12 to flip the table and take a two up lead on Eaton. 

Eaton would win 13 to cut her deficit to one down, Papa would win 14 and Eaton would again win 15 to stay one-down. 

After the pair halved 16, Papa closed the match out on 17 to advance. 

Florio Pulls Away 

Florio opened the match by winning the first two holes to go two up, but then lost five and six, bringing the match back to all square. 

From there, Florio took over. 

The former RIIL Champion won seventh and eighth holes to take two up lead back. 

After halving nine and ten, Florio won 11, 13 and 14 to close out the match. 

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