Team Canada

Team Canada’s Szeryk advances to quarterfinals at Women’s Western

(Golf Canada)

Maddie Szeryk from London, Ont., defeated her Team Canada Amateur Squad teammate Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.), 2 and 1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s Western Amateur Golf Association Championship at River Forest Country Club, in Elmhurst.

Due to inclement weather delaying the tournament the last two days, Ko and Szeryk met in their third match of the day.

Ko jumped out to an early lead and was 2-up after nine holes before struggling on the back nine.

Ko recorded three bogeys and a triple-bogey on the back nine, allowing Szeryk to win four holes and secure her spot in the quarterfinals.

Valerie Tanguay, from Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., lost her round-of-16 match 3 and 2 to Sophia Schubert
(Oak Ridge, Tenn. )

In the round of 32 Szeryk def. Jessica Ip (Richmond Hill, Ont.) 2 and 1 and Ko, def. Gabby Curtis (Eau Clarie, Wisc.) 4 and 3.

Tanguay def. Mikayla Fitzpatrick (Phoenix, Ariz.) 4 and 2 in her round-of-32 match.

Development Squad’s Mary Parsons, (Delta, B.C.) fell short in her round-of-32 matchup, losing 4 and 3 to Jackie Chulya (Oakland, Calif.).

Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain – a Ko and Szeryk’s Amateur Squad teammate – lost her round-of-32 match to Maddy Rayner (Southlake, Tex.) 2-down.

The round-of-64 wrapped up in the morning after being suspended Wednesday evening due to inclement weather.

St-Germain won her round-of-64 match in 22 holes, defeating Myanmar’s Angela Aung. Szeryk def. Logan Otter (St. Peters, Mo.) 4 and 2 and Ko def. Grace Curran (New Lennox, Ill.) 3 and 2 in her first match of the day.

Tanguay def. the Philippines Mikhaela Fortuna 2 and 1 and Parsons def. Caroline Smith (Inverness, Ill.) 3 and 1 in the round-of-64.

Ip def. Ellie Szeryk, Maddie’s younger sister, 4 and 3 in their round-of-64 matchup.

The fourth member of the Amateur Squad Jaclyn Lee (Victoria, B.C.), was the No. 3 seed in the draw but lost in 23 holes to Rayner in the round-of-64.

Lee can hang her hat on the Amateur Team winning the Maschmeyer Cup Team competition trophy.

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