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Potter Defeats Carmichael 2 and 1

June 1st, 2009

After 38 holes in the rain at Broadmoor C.C. June 3, Julia Potter of Granger claimed victory at the IWGA Match Play Championship. Julie Carmichael of Indianapolis, and Broadmoor member, battled against Potter keeping within a two hole margin before a tough lie in a bunker on the 17th hole cost her a bogey and ended the match at 2 and 1. Carmichael has finished runner-up in the Women's Match Play three times but still hopes to one day add it to her list of tournaments won, including the State Amateur, Mid Amateur and PGA Women's Open.

Potter, a student-athlete at University of Missouri, has taken first at the past two State Amateurs but this is her first Match Play win. Kristtini Cain of Marion was her first opponent, and she beat her 4 and 3. Potter then defeated Kristi Cardwell of Kokomo, the 2008 Junior Tour Girls Player of the Year, 7 and 5 before fending off Kelly Short of Muncie after 21 holes to advance to the finals.

See complete results here.