Son reaches brink of third consecutive WOGA championship

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Yujeong Son of Norman moved a step closer to her third consecutive WOGA State Amateur Championship with a 3 and 2 victory over low qualifier Anna Mikish in the semifinals Thursday.

Son will face Nadia Majidizadeh of Tulsa in the finals Friday. Majidizadeh, a University of Tulsa golfer, edged Baylee Price of Northeastern State University 1 up in the other semifinal.

Mikish, of Choctaw, was one of eight golfers in the top two flights who plays for Oklahoma City University and her caddy for the match was head coach Marty McCauley. Mikish is one of the longer hitters in the area and consistently bombed her drives well past Son, but her putting wasn’t as sharp.

Down three holes after nine, she had chances to cut into the lead, but three-putted from 15 feet to lose one hole and watched as a fast-moving pitch by Son hit the flagstick and stopped. On the par-5 15th and 16th holes, she had makeable putts for eagle on both but neither dropped and both players birdied both holes from short range.

Majidizadeh, who began her golfing career as a student at The First Tee of Tulsa, took the lead for good when Price’s pitch shot on the 15th hole sailed over the green into tall grass. Both players birdied 16 and made par on the par-3 17th. With Price one down on 18, she left her approach shot short and on the side of a steep hill. The next went long and she would up with a double bogey, same as Majidizadeh who had trouble escaping from a greenside bunker.

Son, who last week made it to the semifinal round of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and has never lost a match in this event, knocked Majidizadeh out of the 2015 championship. She defeated Price in the 2014 championship match.

"I know it’s going to be a big challenge, she’s a great player" Majidizadeh said. "I’ve got to play my best and trust my swing and believe in myself. If I do those things, I can win"

WOGA State Amateur Championship
Quarterfinals and Semifinals
The Patriot Golf Club
All Flights

Championship Flight (Quarterfinals)

Anna Mikish def Savannah Moody 19 holes
Yujeong Son def Megan Blonien 4 & 2
Baylee Price def Reagan Barnes 6 & 4
Nadia Majidzadeh def Kathrine Goodwin 4 & 3
Championship Flight ( Semi Finals)

Yujeong Son def Anna Mikish 3 & 2
Nadia Majidizadeh def Baylee Price 1 up

Championship Consolation Flight (Quarterfinals)
Taylor Towers def Alyssa Wilson 1up
Taylor Dobson def Heidi Stafford  5 & 3
Brin Farris def. Emily Folsom 3 &2
Mc Candren Mack def Olivia Schmidt 2 & 1

Championship Consolation Flight (Semifinals)
Taylor Dobson def Taylor Towers 1 up
Mack McCandren def Brin Farris 1 up

President’s Flight (Quarterfinals)
Madison O’dell  Def Grace Shin 4 & 2
Kailey Jo Campbell def Lexi Armon 3 &1
Caroline Goodin Def Katie Lee Wilson 20 holes
Melissa Eldridge Def Trudy Allen 1 up

President’s Flight ( Semi-Finals)
Kailey Jo Campbell def Madison O Dell 6 and 4
Caroline Goodin def Melissa Eldridge 1 up

President’s Consolation (QuarterFinals)
Teresa DeLarzelere Bye
Natalie Gough def Marna Raburn 22 holes
Katherine Horne def Bailey Blake 2 up
Rebecca Davis def Julia Dierker 3 & 1

Presidents Consolation (Semi Finals)
Natalie Gough def Teresa DeLarzelere 8 and 6
Katherine Horne def Julia Derker 2 and 1

A Flight Semifinals

J. Leonard def Olivia Pruitt 1 up
Christina Boone  def  Jenn Hays 1 up

A Flight Consolation Semifinals

Shannen Stewart Bye
Leigh Ann Fore Bye

B Flight SemiFinals

Jenni Roller def Laurie MakesCry 6 and 5
M. McCoy def A. McDonald 6 and 5

B Flight Consolation Semifinals

Emily Batchelder Bye
Kennedy Hudson Bye

C Flight Semi Finals

Dana Hurley def Kaye Pickering 2 & 1
Emily Jackson def Tammy Fairchild 2 up

C Flight Consolation Semi Finals

Cindy Arnold def Carolyn Martin 2 up
Becky Masoner def Glynda Jones 3 & 1

D Flight Semi Finals

Marilyn Buland Def Janet Walker 5 & 4
Bobby Langford Def Diane Wheat 2 & 1

D Flight Consolation SemiFinals

Diane Schmidt def Diane Doornbos 3&2
Cheryl Saxon def Susie Kraft 19 holes

E Flight Semifinals

LuAnn Mizener def Misty Greeson 3 and 1
Becky Yarger def Sue Meiler 7 and 6

E Flight Consolation SemiFInals

Diane Goldschmidt Def Rita Anderson 3 & 1
LaDonna Zeiders def. Andrea Lewis 6 & 5




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