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32nd U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Finalists: Tale of the Tape September 26, 2018 | ST. LOUIS, Mo. By Julia Pine, USGA

Defending champ Kelsey Chugg is facing 2016 runner-up Shannon Johnson in Thursday's final match. (USGA/Matt Sullivan)

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Kelsey Chugg CATEGORY Shannon Johnson
27 Age 35
Salt Lake City, Utah Hometown Norton, Mass.
Weber State University College Indiana University
1550 WAGR Ranking 1573
Champion (2017) Best Previous Finish Runner-up (2016)
11/84 Seed/Holes Played 1/72

Shot 75-75--150 in stroke play

Round of 64: Def. Hui Chong Dofflemyer, 3 and 2

Round of 32: Def. Lauren Judson, 4 and 2

Round of 16: Def. Julia Potter-Bobb, 19 holes

Quarterfinals: Def. Meghan Stasi, 3 and 2

Semifinals: Def. Gretchen Johnson, 2 and 1

Path to Final

Shot 72-71--143 in stroke play

Round of 64: Def. Brenda Pictor, 6 and 5

Round of 32: Def. Ellen Port, 2 and 1

Round of 16: Def. Jordan Craig-Nyiri, 6 and 5

Quarterfinals: Def. Clare Connolly, 3 and 2

Semifinals: Def. Michelle Butler, 7 and 5

Coach Lynsey Myers, former Weber State coach Jeff Smith, Merlin Judkins and Tiger Woods Golf Influences Grandmother, Step-Grandfather 
Membership director for the Utah Golf Association Occupation Field rep for PING 
12 Age Started Playing 8
65 Lowest Competitive Round 63
Utah Women’s State Amateur Champion – 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 Noteworthy Achievements First female in South Dakota Golf Association history to win the state Women’s Amateur, Girls’ Junior, Two-Woman and Women’s Match Play titles
2017 Women's Mid-Amateur champion USGA Achievements 2016 Women's Mid-Amateur finalist
Driver Favorite Club in Bag Driver
Willow Creek Country Club, Salt Lake City, Utah Favorite Course Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton, Mass.
Tiger Woods, Lynsey Myers and Merlin Judkins Dream Foursome Coach Dave Hanten, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady

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