Utah Women’s State Amateur: Here are this week’s probable contenders

BYU golf coach Karrie Roberts takes a selfie with Lila Galea’i after Galea’i won the Utah Women’s State Amateur golf tournament against Berlin Long at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Galea’i won on the 19th hole.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

OGDEN — The field for the 116th annual Utah Women’s State Amateur isn’t the largest in tournament history — not even close — but it might be one of the deepest.

The venerable tournament begins Monday morning at Ogden Golf & Country Club with one round of stroke-play qualifying for the 32 match play spots and concludes Thursday with an 18-hole championship match.

Match play begin Tuesday morning with the round of 32 and continues Tuesday afternoon with the round of 16.

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played Wednesday.

“It allows more players to have an opportunity to compete and get a taste of match play. The quality of players coming up through the ranks in Utah is getting better and better, so I think it is a good move.” — Four-time Women’s State Amateur champion Kelsey Chugg on the move to 32 players qualifying for match play.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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