Resorters Golf: Top two seeds in Women’s Executive division go for all the marbles – Alexandria Echo Press

The semi-finalist winners in the Resorters Women’s Executive Division made quick work of their matches Friday.

Medalist Amanda O’Donnell defeated last year’s runner-up, Molly Baker, in 12 holes and the division’s No. 2 seed, Jodi (Krafka) Sullivan, who won the division in 2018, eliminated Caitlyn Cummings, the No. 6 seed, in 10 holes.

This sets up a classic battle between the top two seeds of the division, O’Donnell and Sullivan. The two went head-to-head in the quarterfinals of last year’s tournament. Sullivan escaped with a hard-fought, 2-1 victory.

They’ll tee it up for all the marbles Saturday afternoon, starting from the No. 1 tee at 12:30 pm

O’Donnell def. Baker, 7-6

O’Donnell’s birdie win on the first hole set the tone of her match against Baker.

Amanda O'Donnell knocks down a putt on the No.  6 green during he

Amanda O’Donnell knocks down a putt on the No. 6 green during her 7-6 win in the semifinals of the Women’s Executive Division on Aug. 5, 2022.

Sam Stuve / Alexandria Echo Press

O’Donnell added a par win on No. 3 to go 2-up but Baker got on the board with a bogey win on No. 4. O’Donnell answered with a birdie on No. 5 to take a two-hole lead.

After they both halved No. 6 with pars, O’Donnell went on a tear, winning Nos. 7 (birdie), 8 (par), 10 (par), 11 (birdie) and 12 (par) for a 7-6 victory.

O’Donnell showed that her medalist round of 75 was no fluke. After 12 holes, she was 1-under-par. Her only miscues were a double-bogey on No. 4 and a bogey on No. 9. Otherwise, she made par or birdie on every hole.

Sullivan def. Cummings, 9-8

Cummings had an off day and Sullivan capitalized on it, taking advantage of bogeys and double-bogeys to advance to the finals.

Both golfers got off to a shaky start with bogeys on No. 1. After that, it was all Sullivan. She won the next nine holes with two birdies (Nos. 5 and 7), five pars (Nos. 2, 6, 8, 9 and 10) and two bogeys (Nos. 3 and 4).

Sullivan ended the round at 1-over-par.

WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE FINAL PAIRING – SATURDAY FROM THE FIRST TEE

12:30 pm – Amanda O’Donnell vs. Jodi (Krafka) Sullivan

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