Kamas holds off Dierinzo, Scarberry for WOGA Stroke Play title

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Maddi Kamas held on to win the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship Tuesday at The Greens Country Club, knocking off defending champion Michaela Dierinzo and 2019 champion ShaeBug Scarberry by a shot.

Kamas, of Kingfisher, shot a 3-over 75 on her final round Tuesday. Dierinzo, who has won this title three times (2005, 2008, 2022) appeared on her way to a fourth after a birdie on 16, her fourth of the back nine and fifth of the round, gave her a two-shot lead over Kamas.

But Dierinzo made a triple bogey on the difficult par-4 dogleg right 17th hole and a closing birdie on 18 gave her a round of 2-under 70, the best round recorded in the tournament even with the triple. Scarberry, who won the WOGA State Amateur in 2022, closed with a 1-under 71. She also had a bogey on 17 that kept her out of a playoff.

“17 is a tough hole,” said Kamas, who also made bogey there. ”You almost have to hit it over the out-of-bounds on the right to keep it in the fairway. Today I went with a 3-wood and still knocked it through the fairway into the rough. It’s a long hole anyway and with the wind and greens as tough as they were it makes it even more difficult.”

Kamas played in the final group with WOGA legends Leeann Fairlie and Janet Miller, still both highly competitive and in contention after the first round.  But Miller shot 80 and Fairlie 82 in the final round to drop back.

“I love playing with the ladies,” Kamas said. “I look up to them and it’s really fun to be around them. I think they look up to some of us younger players as well.”

Kamas was named the NAIA Player of the Year earlier this week and is going into her third season at Oklahoma City University. She won this title in 2020, a year after Scarberry. She said she didn’t have her A game Tuesday but beyond a four-putt on the eighth green due to a freak wind gust, played solid, hitting the vast majority of the fairways and greens.

Dierinzo won the Mid-Amateur Championship for those 25-and-older for the fifth consecutive year. She finished seven shots clear of Miller and eight in front of Fairlie.

Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association

Stroke Play/Mid-Am Championship

The Greens Country Club, Oklahoma City

June 26/27

Stroke Play – Championship Flight

Champion – Maddi Kamas 72-75-147, T-2 Michaela Dierinzo 78-70-148, ShaeBug Scarberry 77-71-148, Natalie Gough 79-74-153, Janet Miller 75-80-155, Jaeya Mathis 79-77-156, Leann Fairlie 76-82-158, Mollie Walllis 85-75-160, Sara Armstrong 86-75-161, Aubree Vaughan 82-80-162, Brianna Maddux 83-80-163, Drew Dodgion 83-81-164, Meghan Charles 80-85-165, Hannah Torres 84-81-165, Rachel Poole 81-84-165, Aubrey House 85-81-166, Blaine Bruton 85-82-167, Drew Faires 86-81-167, Emily Leahey 81-87-168, Marna Raburn 82-87-169, Leigh Ann Fore 82-88-170, Lindsey Pitt 87-86-173, Teresa DeLarzelere 87-88-175, Gracelynn Nickell 88-88-176, Patty Coatney 88-88-176, Kim Bell 87-89-176, Mechelle Vermillion 87-89-176, Jill Johnson 92-88-180, Lorie Harned 93-91-184, Chrissy Bagwell 95-90-185, Destiny Allmon 102-91-193, Kristen Cardell 103-93-196, Delaney Keith 108 NS

ShaeBug Scarberry, Natalie Gough, Jaeya Mathis and Maddi Kamas.

Mid-Am Championship – Championship Flight

Champion – Michaela Dierinzo 78-70-148, Janet Miller 75-80-155, Leann Fairlie 76-82-158, Mollie Walllis 85-75-160, Aubree Vaughan 82-80-162, Rachel Poole 81-84-165, Emily Leahey 81-87-168, Marna Raburn 82-87-169, Leigh Ann Fore 82-88-170, Llindsey Pitt 87-86-173, Teresa DeLarzelere 87-88-175, Patty Coatney 88-88-176, Kim Bell 87-89-176, Jill Johnson 92-88-180, Lorie Harned 93-91-184, Chrissy Bagwell 95-90-185, Kristen Cardell 103-93-196, Delaney Keith 108 NS

Michaela Dierinzo, Janet Miller, Leeann Fairlie and Aubree Vaughan.

 

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