Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
LINDEN, Mich. – Two Central Michigan golfers advanced to match play this week at the 100th Michigan Women’s Amateur at Spring Meadows Country Club.
CMU’s Natalie Johnson, a junior-to-be, along with incoming freshman Katie Logan, were among the 32 players to advance to match play.
Johnson dropped a 4 and 3 decision to defending champion Allyson Geer of Brighton. Geer was the top seed in match play. Logan fell, 3 and 2, to Caroline Harding of South Lyon. Harding plays at Michigan State and Geer has signed with the Spartans.
The tournament opened with 90 players playing 36 holes of stroke play. The top 32 advanced to match play.
Logan shot 76-76 – 152 to finish in a four-way tie for 11th in stroke play, while Johnson shot 77-81 – 158 to tie with three players for 32nd. Johnson won a three-player playoff with a par on the first hole to nail down the final spot in match play.
Central Michigan’s Kristen Wolfe did not make it into match play after shooting 84-80 – 164 to tie for 48th.
Geer, one of the state’s most accomplished junior players, earned stroke-play medalist honors after shooting 1-under 73-70 – 141.
The Chippewas open the fall season at the Ball State Cardinal Classic in Yorktown, Ind., Sept. 19-20.