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Defending state women’s champion Marisa Bautista knocked off top local player Tami Martinson to move on to the semifinals of the women’s New Mexico State Amateur Championship tournament.
Bautista topped Martinson 3 and 2 to move on to the semifinals of the tournament, which is being played at Los Alamos Golf Course. The tournament continues through Thursday.
A pair of matches in Tuesday’s first round were decided by scores of 3 and 2 while the other two contests went right down to the wire.
Chanet Fiorina defeated Kathy Smith 3 and 2 as well Tuesday. In one of the other contests, 14-year-old Darian Zachek, who won Monday’s qualifying round, was nipped by Rosemary McKeown 1-up. In the final first round contest, Nancy Romero and Susan Daniels needed three extra holes before Romero prevailed 1-up.
Bautista and Romero were scheduled to face off this morning at LAGC in one semifinal, while Fiorina and McKeown were set to meet in the other semifinal contest.
A trio of local players, Anita Dunmar, Ellen Stallings and Lynne Taylor, all won their first round contests Tuesday to advance to today’s semifinal.
Dunmar defeated Val Gomez, Stallings knocked off Karen Schramm and Taylor upended Shelia Ridings to move on in the tournament. Stallings and Taylor were scheduled to meet today while Dunmar was set to take on Kathy Colley, who defeated another top local player, Ev Griggs, on Tuesday.