Olivia Coit, a member of the Arkansas State golf team from Edmond, knocked off Reagan Chaney, a University of Oklahoma freshman from Ardmore, 2 and 1 Wednesday to reach the championship match of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship.
Waiting in the finals will be Sydney Hermann of Ponca City, who upset Jenni Roller of Tulsa 2 and 1 in the other semifinal.
Hermann, who starred the last four years at Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga., has reached the final match previously, losing to TU coach Annie Young 6 and 4 in 2020. She finished 2022-23 with a ninth-place finish in the NAIA Championship and was ranked the eighth best player in NAIA by Golfstat.
Coit just finished a successful first season for Arkansas State, where coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw has had great success building a roster which includes key players from Oklahoma.
Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association
106th State Amateur Championship
Ponca City Country Club, Ponca City
July 24-27, 2023
Championship Flight Semi Finals
Sydney Hermann def. Jenni Roller 2 and 1
Olivia Coit def. Reagan Chaney 2 and 1
Championship Consolation Flight
Brooklyn Benn def. Mollie Wallis 2 up
Leeann Fairlie def. Emily Leahey 2 up
Gracie Doke def. Leigh Ann Fore 4 and 2
McKenna Tatum def. Drew Faires 4 and 2
Presidents Flight Consolation
Jill Johnson def. Chrissy Bagwell 6 and 4
Carrie Bowers def. Lorie Harned 2 and 1
Emily Baber def. Connie Kelsey 7 and 6
Laurie Campbell def. Kristy Petersen 4 and 2
Sarah Lewis def. Becky Masoner 3 and 2
Linda Sverdrup def. Rebecca Morse 3 and 1
A Flight Consolation
Nancy Ford – Bye
Cherie Rich def. Kaye Pickering 3 and 2
B Flight Consolation
Kaye Hansen def. Rita Andersen 5 and 4