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Weinstein, Sargent will meet for championship in CGA Women’s Match Play; senior final a rematch of 2018

By Gary Baines – 07/10/2019

It was a matchup of two Erins and two University of Denver teammates in Wednesday’s championship flight semifinals of the 104th CGA Women’s Match Play at The Club at Ravenna in Littleton.

Emerging on Wednesday to earn spots in Thursday’s scheduled 36-hole title match were top-seeded Erin Sargent of Twin Peaks Golf Course and Mary Weinstein from the University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch.

Perhaps not surpringly, Weinstein and Sargent finished 1-2 last month in the other CGA women’s major, the Stroke Play. (The two are pictured above, with Weinstein at left.)

Meanwhile, the 2019 final in the 18-hole senior championship will feature the same two players as in 2018 — Kristine Franklin of Colorado National Golf Club and Tiffany Maurycy of Cherry Creek Country Club. Maurycy prevailed in 20 holes last year.

In the open championship semifinals, Sargent made birdie on the 18th hole to edge former CoBank Colorado Women’s Open champion Erin Houtsma of Colorado National 1 up. Sargent, a University of Wyoming golfer who qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur last week, was 2 down after six but built a 3-up lead after 13. Houtsma then won three straight holes, evening the match with a birdie on 16.

Weinstein advanced to the final of this event for the second straight year, this time by beating DU teammate Alison Armstrong 6 and 5. Weinstein, a two-time CGA Women’s Player of the Year, never trailed in the match and was 6 up after eight holes.

In the senior championship semis, 2018 CGA Women’s Senior Player of the Year Franklin outlasted Marilyn Hardy of Dos Rios Golf Club, making a par on the 20th hole, while 2018 champ Maurycy easily defeated Patty Smogor of Blackstone/Black Bear 7 and 5. 

Franklin is looking for her second straight win in a CGA women’s senior major as she prevailed in the Women’s Senior Stroke Play last year.

Also in the senior flight on Wednesday, Christie Austin of Cherry Hills Country Club scored a hole-in-one on No. 6 en route to a 5 and 3 victory that put her in the consolation final against fellow Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton.

Here are the final matches that will be played on Thursday:

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT

Championship — Erin Sargent, Twin Peaks GC, vs. Mary Weinstein, DU Golf Club at Highlands Ranch

Consolation — Kellsey Sample, Kings Deer GC, vs. Jenna Chun, Lone Tree GC

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT

Championship — Kristine Franklin, Colorado National GC, vs. Tiffany Maurycy, Cherry Creek CC

Consolation — Kim Eaton, Riverdale GC, vs. Christie Austin, Cherry Hills CC

FIRST FLIGHT

Championship — Sue Hartwell, West Woods GC, vs. Jennifer Hocking, Colorado Springs CC

Consolation — Phyllis Emrich, Columbine CC, vs. Jennifer Cassell, City Park GC

SECOND FLIGHT

Championship — Laura Wetzel, Coal Creek GC, vs. Leanna Rosenow, West Woods GC

Consolation — Susie Schell, Arrowhead GC, vs. Karen Leuschel, Riverdale GC

THIRD FLIGHT

Championship — Ann Cates, Raccoon Creek GC, vs. Isabelle Marchino, Links at Highlands Ranch

Consolation — Penny Berg, West Woods, vs. Jean Miller, West Woods

FOURTH FLIGHT

Championship — Karen Lesko, LPGA Women Who Play Denver, vs. Amber Leis, The Fox Hill Club

Consolation — Janet Cott, Fox Hollow GC, vs. Deb Sturm, Columbine CC

For all the Match Play brackets, CLICK HERE.