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Golf Thompson coasts to third straight county title

NorthWood grad shoots 143 for second straight year to match her event record.
Posted on Aug. 8, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Anthony Anderson

aanderson@etruth.com

ELKHART — Amy Thompson cooled just a bit from the sizzling pace she set a day earlier, but was still plenty warm enough Tuesday to tie her own record and easily win her third straight Elkhart County Women’s Golf Tournament.

After shooting a 70 during Monday’s opening round at Meadow Valley in Middlebury, she added a 73 in the second and final round at Christiana Creek Country Club to match the event standard of 143 that she set just last year.

“I’m pretty excited,” the Wakarusa resident and University of Indianapolis standout said of claiming the 37th annual county crown. “Winning any tournament three years in a row is an accomplishment.”

Haley King of Elkhart, a Colorado State golfer, was second, 13 shots behind Thompson at 156 after shooting a 77 Tuesday.

“It’s a little more laid back than a lot of tournaments,” said Thompson, who’s won all three of the county tourneys she’s entered. “It’s a fun atmosphere. Everybody’s there to have fun.”

Thompson finished her two rounds at 1 under par, with three birdies and one bogey on Monday, then two birdies and three bogeys Tuesday.

“I wish a couple more putts would’ve fallen,” Thompson said of the closing round, “but I was pleased overall. I was hitting the ball fairly well. I hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens — missed three or four greens all day — so that was good.”

Thompson’s record-setting 143 a year ago came at Black Squirrel and Maplecrest in Goshen.

A 2010 NorthWood High School graduate, Thompson is entering her junior year at Indianapolis, where she is studying marketing and entrepreneurship.

As a sophomore last season for the NCAA Division II Greyhounds, she notched one of five All-Great Lakes Valley Conference spots and was named an All-American Scholar by the national coaches’ association.

Other gross score champions Tuesday included Chris Dose (Second Flight), Corinne King (Third), Laura Asbury (Fourth) and Mike Wilson-Werner (Fifth). Gross score winners were excluded from consideration for low net honors.

In Fourth Flight, Asbury chopped 22 strokes off her Monday score, then beat Jessica Elliott in a three-hole playoff to complete a second-day rise from last to first.

In the Senior Division, Brenda McBryde beat Sandy Coy in a three-hole playoff for the net title after each player finished at 155.

Elkhart County Women’s Tournament

Final Results

(Net winners and scores in parentheses)

Championship Flight

Amy Thompson 70-73—143

Haley King (151) 79-77—156

Sheela Reasoner 91-88—179

Suzanne Reinhold 98-96—194

Second Flight

Chris Dose 93-92—185

Meg Swindler (158) 98-89—187

Ellen Blythe 97-93—190

Deb Minter 100-96—196

Kris Keener 100-98—198

Third Flight

Corinne King 97-89—186

Kelly King (151) 96-92—188

Barb Suter 98-99—197

Ann Porter 101-97—198

Deb Geise 100-104—204

Fourth Flight

x-Laura Asbury 116-94—210

Jessica Elliott (160) 104-106—210

Kris Shenk 106-110—216

Kay Miller 106-115—221

Kathy Kilmer 114-108—222

Tina Reid 110-113—223

Annette Webb 106-123—229

Fifth Flight

Mike Wilson-Werner 117-109—226

Sandy Coy 110-118—228

Brenda McBryde (155) 118-111—229

Honey Walters 114-116—230

Norine Troeger 118-119—237

Senior Division

(Two-day net scores)

x-McBryde 155 (won three-hole playoff), Coy 155, Swindler 158, Blythe 161, Wilson-Werner 162, Porter 163, Keener 166, Kilmer 167, Walters 167, Reid 169, Troeger 170, Miller 172.

x-Denotes won three-hole playoff.



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