Columbus, Ind. – Noblesville’s Meghan Potee began the week with an opening round 69 at Otter Creek Golf Club at the IWGA Women’s State Amateur Championship. Over the course of three days, Potee never waivered from the top of the leader board. Posting a 1-over par 73 on day two and a 1-under par 71 today, Potee amassed an impressive three-day total of 213 and a seven shot victory over Newburgh’s Kayla Katterhenry.
“I think the first day was one of my best rounds in a while,” said Potee. “I hit my drives in the fairway and made more birdies than the other two rounds. Today I hit my driver really solid as well and only missed two greens” she added.
Potee, a junior at The University of Kansas, has now won four events in the state, to include the IHSAA Girls High School State Championship, Women’s State Open, and the IWGA Match Play Championship.
“It’s a pretty cool thing and I’m really excited about it,” said Potee. "I’m going to come back next year and try to win one of these tournaments for the second time. I’m pretty proud of my play this week,” she added.
Despite Potee’s opening bogey on the 1st hole, she was able to finish under par with three birdies on holes 2, 4, and 12. Potee's only other bogey on her scorecard was on hole 16. After an errant tee shot forced her to punch out from behind a tree, Potee missed the green short and was unable to get up and down.
Newburgh’s Kayla Katterhenry fired a 4-over 76 today which was enough to claim second place in the Championship Flight.
“I feel pretty good with how I played,” said Katterhenry, a Senior at
Castle High School. “I struggled on the front nine today because of
nerves, but I'm proud of the way I fought back and played two under on
the back nine,” she added.
Katterhenry started off the day using a golf cart but dropped it after the sixth hole.
"I think dropping the cart and walking helped me with my rhythm," said Katterhenry.
Katterhenry, the 2011 Indiana Girl’s State Junior Champion, recently finished tied for second at the North-South Junior Championship at Pinehurst, NC with a three-day total of 222.
Like Potee, Plainfield’s Breanna Patz, also fired an impressive final round 71 and was one of only four players to break par moving her in to third place for the Championship.
Potee has had an impressive summer, with two IWGA wins, and just recently qualified for the US Amateur Championship, which will be held in Cleveland in August.
“This win gave me a little bit of confidence,” said Potee. “Some of the other girls here are also playing in the US Am so to win by seven feels really good,” she added.