Potee Wins Indiana Amateur Championship
July 20, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Kansas junior golfer Meghan Potee (PO-tee) capped off a week she won’t soon forget by claiming the Indiana Women’s Golf Association (IWGA) State Amateur Championship at Otter Creek Golf Club Friday. Earlier this week, Potee qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Women’s Golf Championship.
The Noblesville, Ind., native carded a one-under 71 in the final round Friday and was the only golfer in the field to shoot under par with a three day tally of 69-73-71–213 (-3). Potee posted the top score in each of the three rounds and finished seven strokes ahead of prep golfer Kayla Katterhenry.
“I think the first day was one of my best rounds in a while,” Potee told IndianaGolf.org after Friday’s round. “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.”
Potee took control of the 91-entrant Indiana state amateur by recording four back-nine birdies en route to two-under 69 on Wednesday, which led the field by two strokes. She maintained her cushion by carding a 73 on Thursday, which included three birdies and tied for the low round of the day. Potee took a two-stroke lead into Friday’s final round and distanced herself even further with a final round 71.
On Monday (July 16), Potee shot a 74 at the Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis, which qualified her for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship to be held at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6-12.
“Meghan is a true competitor and we are so excited to see her potential shining through,” Kansas women’s golf coach Erin O’Neil said. “I know Meghan has been working hard on getting her game to carry over from the practice range to competition and it’s exciting to see that work pay off.”
Potee’s summer has been full of success as in late May and early June she won the Indiana Women’s Golf Association (IWGA) Match Play competition at Harrison Hills Golf Course in Attica, Ind. Potee entered the event as No. 6 seed and defeat the No. 11, No. 14, No. 2 and No. 5 seeds en route to the title. She also advanced to the round of 16 at the Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA) 112th National Amateur Championship in June at Monroe Golf and Country Club in Monroe, Mich.