Seo made round of 16; Olson made round of 32 at The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Two JGAA members made it past the stroke play portion of the 2022 U.S. Girls’ Junior held July 18-23 at The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky before exiting in the match play portion. Chandler’s Jennifer Seo made the round of 16 before losing 1 up in a nail-biter decided on the final hole. To get there, the 2021 JGAA Player of the Year in the Girls Championship division put together an uncharacteristic +5 (72-79) in stroke play, just making the cut at T58. She won 2 and 1 in the round of 64, despite her opponent’s late charge, and Seo advanced from the round of 32 by concession on the 10th hole.
Samantha Olson of Phoenix carded seven birdies and three bogeys over rounds of 72-70 in the stroke play competition, finishing tied for sixth place at -4, three off the pace. In the round of 64 the three-time 2022 JGAA winner outlasted Vanessa Zhang of Canada in a 23-hole marathon. Zhang leveled the match with a birdie on the final regulation hole, and five holes later, Olson returned the favor with a birdie of her own for the win. Olsen’s 2022 run came to an end after exiting in the round of 32 after 5 and 4 loss.