Team Canada Amateur Squad member Maddie Szeryk won two matches Friday to advance to the finals of the Women’s Western Golf Association Championship at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, Ill.
The London, Ont., product def. Sophia Schubert (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) 1-up in her semi-final match,
The match was back and forth early and was all-square after nine. Szeryk took the lead on No. 13 and held it until a bogey on No. 17 put the match all-square heading to the 18th hole.
On No. 18 Szeryk made a birdie to take the match 1-up.
A junior at Texas A&M, Szeryk defeated the Philippines Francesca Olivarez-Ilas in her morning quarterfinal match.
After eight holes Szeryk was 1-down and yet to win a hole. She got to all-square with a birdie on No. 9 and closed with birdies on 15 and 16 to take the match 3 and 2.
The 20-year-old is coming off a stellar third season with Texas A&M. She set a school record with a 71.24 stroke average and poured in an Aggies record 128 birdies, earning her a First-Team All-American nod.
She will playthe 36-hole final tomorrow.
To reach the quarterfinals Szeryk defeated her Amateur Squad teammate, Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.) 2 and 1.
The Team Canada Amateur Squad won the Maschmeyer Cup this week in Elmhurst for the best team performance.
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