Phillips, Reed advance at ASGA match play
Nora Phillips of Hot Springs knocked off defending champion Sarah Wright 5 and 4 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Match-Play Championship at Maumelle Country Club.
Wright, of Fayetteville, had previously defeated Phillips by two strokes last month to win the ASGA Championship at Hot Springs Country Club.
Phillips will now face Julie Oxendine of Dover in a semifinal this morning. Oxendine, the top seed, had a bye into the semifinals. The other semifinal will pit Taylor Reed of Little Rock against MaKenzie Douglas of Clarksville. Reed defeated Kerry Lareau of Little Rock 3 and 1 in a quarterfinal match Wednesday, while Douglas had a bye as the tournament’s No. 2 seed.
The tournament concludes at 8:30 a.m. Friday.