Four-time champion Kelsey Chugg will try to win her fifth Utah Women’s State Amateur championship on Thursday in an 18-hole match against BYU’s Adeline Anderson.

Randy Dodson, Fairways Media

To win “one for the thumb” at the 116th Utah Women’s State Amateur, Salt Lake City associate golf director Kelsey Chugg will have to get through one of the standouts on the BYU women’s golf team.

Thursday’s 18-hole championship match at Ogden Golf & Country Club will feature Chugg, an Ogden native and a four-time winner of the event, against BYU rising sophomore Adeline Anderson.

Chugg, who played collegiately at Weber State in 2012-13 and has toured Ogden G&CC more than 50 times, by her own estimation, last won the title in 2017, the same year she won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in Houston.

Anderson prepped at Buena High School in Ventura, California, and was a contributor for coach Carrie Roberts’ BYU team the past season as a freshman, appearing in 11 events and posting three top-25 finishes as the Cougars’ No. 5 player in most cases.

The match begins at 8 a.m.

Chugg upended incoming BYU freshman Berlin Long, who is from Lehi and prepped at Lone Peak High in Highland, 3 and 1 in a semifinal match Wednesday.

Anderson eliminated former Bingham High star Tess Blair, a Sacramento State golfer who was the stroke-play medalist on Monday, by a score of 2 and 1 in the other semifinal. Blair was the champion in 2018.

Blair defeated former New Mexico golfer Sarah Salvo 1 up in a quarterfinal match Wednesday morning. Salvo is returning to competitive golf after a 10-year hiatus and represented …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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