DU’s Weinstein, Clemson’s Swann to meet for title in CGA Women’s Match Play; Maurycy beats 4-time champ Eaton in senior championship flight
by Gary Baines
University of Denver golfer Mary Weinstein and Clemson University player Kennedy Swann earned spots in the finals of the 103rd CGA Women’s Match Play on Thursday, while Tiffany Maurycy of Cherry Creek Country Club defeated four-time champion Kim Eaton in the senior championship flight, denying the Colorado Golf Hall of Famer a shot at a record 26th career title in CGA women’s/CWGA championships — at least for the time being.
Swann, who hails from Austin, Texas, defeated stroke-play medalist Gillian Vance from the University of Colorado 2 and 1 in Thursday’s semifinals at The Fox Hill Club in Longmont.
And Weinstein (pictured in a DU photo), the 2017 CWGA Player of the Year from CommonGround Golf Course, beat Colorado Mesa golfer Hannah More from Pinehurst Country Club, 3 and 2 in the other semi.
The two NCAA Division I college players will square off in a scheduled 36-hole final on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Maurycy advanced to the senior championship final by defeating Eaton 2 and 1 in Thursday’s semifinals. It marked Eaton’s first loss in the event since the 2011 finals, when she fell to Laurie Steenrod. Eaton has won the Senior Match Play each of the last two years since returning following a brief “retirement” from CGA women’s/CWGA events.
Top-seeded Kristine Franklin of Colorado National Golf Club, the 1986 CWGA Stroke Play champion, will face Maurycy in Friday’s scheduled 18-hole senior title match. Franklin, who made match play in last year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, defeated 2014 champion Deb Hughes in Thursday’s semis, 4 and 2.
All told, on the line Friday will be championship and consolation finals for the open championship, senior championship and first through third flights.
To view the results from the CGA Women’s Match Play, CLICK HERE.