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Idaho State’s Tyler Erickson Wins Women’s Stroke Play at Soldier Hollow

MIDWAY, Utah – June 18th, 2019 – Idaho State sophomore Tyler Erickson was able to best a competitive field at Soldier Hollow, a course she had only played once before.  Erickson shot rounds of 77 and 73 for a total of 150 (+6) over the two-day tournament.  The wind played a major factor that prevented scores from going low, but Erickson was able to not let it have too much of an impact on her game.

“During my first round I was playing well, parring holes and I picked up a birdie,” Erickson said.  “The wind also picked up on the back nine and I made a few bogeys…but overall I felt pretty good.”

It looked as if the bogeys might continue for a minute as Erickson bogeyed the first hole of her second round.

“I started off with another bogey today,” Erickson said.  “I was able to clean it up and started making pars…I had an eagle putt on a par 5 that I barely missed and I played solid on the back nine.”

There wasn’t a way for the players to know where they were in the standings until they finished their round.  That can be tough, but Erickson didn’t let it have an affect on her.

“You have to stay focused out there,”  Erickson said.  “You have to focus on your game and not worry about what’s going on around you.”

She was able to do just that and capture her first UGA tournament victory.

Coming in tied second place with scores of +7 was Carissa Graft and Kerstin Fotu.  Rounding out the top 5 of the championship were Anna Kennedy and Bailey Henley at +8.

Winners of other flights: Flight 2 – Bailey Henley.  Flight 3 – McKenzie Schow.  Flight 4 – Karen Gardiner.

Full results here: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/1840131