Championship on the Line

Franklin/Hughes will face Maurycy/Schaefer for title at CGA Women’s Mashie

By Gary Baines – 06/05/2019

The favorites — at least according to seedings — have gone 6-for-6 in their matches in the championship flight of the CGA Women’s Mashie tournament this week.

Partners Kristine Franklin of Colorado National Golf Club and Deb Hughes of Green Valley Ranch Golf Club no doubt hope the trend continues as they’re the No. 1 seeds.

Franklin and Hughes, both winners of the CGA Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship, will face second-seeded Tiffany Maurycy of Cherry Creek Country Club and Holly Schaefer of Columbine Country Club in Thursday’s championship title match at Perry Park Country Club in Larkspur.

Franklin and Hughes advanced with a 5-and-4 semifinal victory Wednesday at the Country Club at Woodmoor (pictured) over Kathy Malpass of Hiwan Golf Club and Marybeth Clippinger of South Suburban Golf Course.

And Maurycy and Schaefer punched their ticket to the final by defeating Sloane Post and eight-time Mashie champion — and Colorado Golf Hall of Famer — Janet Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club, 1 up.

Moore and Post never led, but they were all square through 14 holes. But Schaefer made birdie on the sixth hole (the 15th of the match), and the teams halved the final three holes, giving Schaefer and Maurycy the win. Maurycy won the CGA Women’s Senior Match Play last year.

In the other semi, Franklin and Hughes expanded a 1-up lead at the turn to 5 up by winning four out of five holes to start their back nine.

In all, there are 13 flights — championship through 12th — being contested this week in the Mashie. All matches on Thursday will take place at Perry Park.

For all the results from the CGA Women’s Mashie, CLICK HERE.