Utah Women’s State Amateur: Match play opens with a major upset

Ex-New Mexico golfer Sarah Salvo watches a shot during Wednesday’s quarterfinals of the Utah Women’s State Amateur at Ogden Golf & Country Club.

Randy Dodson, Fairways Media

Former University of New Mexico golfer Sarah Salvo returned to competitive golf last November after taking about 10 years off from the sport, but is already making a big impact at the 116th Utah Women’s State Amateur at Ogden Golf & Country Club this week.

Salvo, who grew up in Glendale, California, upset 2020 champion Grace Summerhays 4 and 2 in a Round of 16 match Tuesday afternoon to move into Wednesday’s quarterfinals. She’s playing in her first Utah Women’s State Am, and so far, so good.

After shooting a 2-over 74 in Monday’s 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round to tie for sixth, Salvo downed Nuny Khamone 7 and 5 Tuesday morning in the Round of 32. She knew nothing about Summerhays, an Arizona State golfer.

“After the first round, I walked by the sign with her picture on it and I was like, oh, OK, cool. I knew it was going to be a fun afternoon.” — Women’s State Amateur quarterfinalist Sarah Salvo after defeating 2020 champion Grace Summerhays

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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