Megan Potee Takes IWGA Match Play Championship Title

Attica, Ind. – Chilly temperatures during the final round did not stand in the way of two top college golfers battling it out for the title of IWGA Match Play Champion, May 30-June 1.

On day one, 41 women battled it out at Harrison Hills Golf Course in the stroke play qualifier vying for one of the 16 spots in the match play competition. After earning the 16th and final seed, Amy Thompson, a junior at the University of Indianapolis, knocked out the number one seed, Taylor Gohn, in the morning, and last year’s defending champion, Kristtini Cain, that same afternoon. After her impressive rounds of golf on Thursday, Thompson set a few goals for the final round.

“I just want to stay in it tomorrow,” said Thompson. “I need to put myself close and make birdie putts.”

While Thompson was competing, Meghan Potee, a junior at Kansas University, was knocking out players one-by-one.

By Friday morning, there were four players left: Amy Thompson, Briana Midkiff, Meghan Potee, and Kristi Cardwell. In the morning match, Thompson’s luck finally ran out. Briana Midkiff, a freshman at the University of Iowa, defeated Thompson 5 & 4, while Meghan Potee defeated Midkiff’s teammate at Iowa, Kristi Cardwell, 3 & 2. Potee and Midkiff advanced to the finals Friday afternoon. Potee birdied the par 3-17th to go 1 up in the match and halved the 18th for the win.

 

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