Emma Shelley of Bartlesville shot a first-round 3-under 68 to take a four-shot lead over Maddi Kamas of Ardmore in the first annual Oklahoma Golf Association Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Lincoln Park West Golf Course in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
Kamas shot 72 and leads Madison Smith of Oklahoma City by a shot. Lauren Behnken of Tulsa, Rachel Eckert of Bixby and Natalie Gough of Bixby each shot 75 as did Jamie Welsh of Coppell, Texas.
Shelley is going into her third season at Central Oklahoma, while Kamas is an incomng freshman at Oklahoma City University. Smith plays for Arkansas State while Behnken, Eckert, Gough and Welsh are teammates at OCU.
The final 18 holes are Wednesday. The OGA created the event to give college age players and up another local summer event as there are far more opportunities for juniors to compete in the summer months.
Oklahoma Golf Association
Women’s Stroke Play Championship
August 10-11, 2021
Lincoln Park Golf Club
Round 1 Results
Emma Shelley, Bartlesville, OK – 68
Maddi Kamas, Ardmore, OK – 72
Madison Smith, Oklahoma City, OK – 73
Lauren Behnken, Tulsa, OK – 75
Rachel Eckert, Bixby, OK – 75
Natalie Gough, Bixby, OK – 75
Jamie Welsh, Coppell, TX – 75
Maisie Liddell, Ardmore, OK – 76
Ashlyn Acosta, Yukon, OK – 77
Hayden Meiser, Norman, OK – 77
Josie Patterson , Chandler, OK – 77
Karlee Holcomb, Amarillo, TX – 78
Reagan Chaney, Ardmore, OK – 79
Mikaela Rindermann, Norman, OK – 79
Emily Miller, Edmond, OK – 80
Meghan Charles, Sand Springs, OK – 81
Drew Faires, Oklahoma City, OK – 81
Morgan Palermo, Parker, CO – 81
Hallie Schultz , Ardmore, OK – 81
Natalie Purvis, Edmond, OK – 83
LeeAnn Fairlie, Oklahoma City, OK – 84
Paige Golden, Moore, OK – 95