Resorters golf: Top seeds shine around Lambros’ upset in Women's Execs

Rose Lambros knocks off third-seeded Pam Marlow as the 14th seed.

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Lisa Sobba shares a laugh with her playing partners in the opening round of the Women's Executive Division on Aug. 3, 2022 during the Resorters.
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ALEXANDRIA — Rose Lambros got a big win in the Women’s Executive Division on Wednesday as the 14th seed took a 2-1 match from third-seeded Pam Marlow.

Tenth-seeded Heather Steege also got a 4-3 win over seventh-seeded Colleen Boerboom. The rest of the matches went according to the seed line in this division.

Here is a look at how all eight matchups played out before the quarter-finalists step to the first tee box at 12:36 p.m. on Thursday.

O’Donnell def. Sienko, 9-7

Amanda O’Donnell lived up to her top seed in a big way on Wednesday.

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Top-seeded Amanda O'Donnell, right, shares a laugh with Jessica Kammann on the third green during Women's Executive Division play on Aug. 3, 2022 at the Resorters.<br/>
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O’Donnell shot a 2-over 39 on the front and that led to a 7-up lead over 16th-seeded Lorrie Sienko at the turn. She did not slow down from there, using par wins at Nos. 10 and 11 to put away the match.


Sobba def. Kammann, 1-up

Lisa Sobba battled Jessica Kammann in a close match all afternoon, and Sobba came away with a 1-up win when it was all said and done.

Sobba got wins at 2, 3 and 5 to start well and then added a strong start on the back. Par wins at Nos. 11 and 12 moved her to 3-up and another par win at 14 helped her hold off a strong challenge from Kammann.

Allyn def. Odland, 5-4

Andrea Allyn got par wins right off the bat against Jenny Odland in a 5-4 win.

Odland bounced back with wins on 4 and 5, but it was all Allyn after that. She used two more pars to get wins at 8 and 9. That left her two up at the turn, and she grabbed par wins at Nos. 11 and 13 around a bogey win at 12 to help secure her spot in the quarterfinals.

Baker def. Anderson, 3-2

Molly Baker won five straight holes on the back nine to turn a two-hole deficit into a 3-2 win over Jessica Anderson.

Anderson parred Nos. 8 and 9 to take her biggest lead at 2-up into the turn. Baker took control from there. She got bogey wins at 10 and 12, and then added par wins on Nos. 13, 14 and 16.

Sullivan def. Studer, 6-5

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Jodi Sullivan lines up her putt during her 6-5 win over Karen Studer during Women's Executive match play on Aug. 3, 2022 at the Resorters Tournament.
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Jodi Sullivan is looking to add to her 2018 championship in this Women’s Execs Division, and she got the job done in a 6-5 win over 15th-seeded Karen Studer.

Sullivan took holes 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 11 before Studer won her first hole of the day on the par-five 12th. Sullivan bounced right back and won 13 with a par to secure her win.


Steege def. Boerboom, 4-3

Heather Steege used two pars and a birdie at No. 3 to take a quick 3-up lead in her eventual 4-3 win over Colleen Boerboom.

Boerboom stuck around after that early deficit. She got one back with a par win at 5 and a birdie win on the par-five 12th hole. That cut Steege’s lead to 2-up, but Steege came right back with par wins at 14 and 15 to come away with the win.

Lambros def. Marlow, 2-1

Rose Lambros secured the upset on Wednesday by winning holes 16 and 17 with pars.

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Rose Lambros got a big win in the Women's Executive Division on Aug. 3, 2022 at the Resorters as the 14th seed beat third-seeded Pam Marlow in a 2-1 final.
Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

It was a roller-coaster match as Lambros won holes 6-8 to take a 3-up advantage, only to watch as Marlow battled back with wins at 10, 11 and 12 to even the score.

Both players went par, bogey, bogey over the next three. But Lambros found a way to finish with the two pars down the stretch sealing the deal.

Cummings def. Peters, 4-3

Caitlin Cummings never really wavered in her 4-3 win over Karna Peters.

Cummings won holes 4-6 to take a 3-up lead. Peters got one back at the ninth, but Cummings won the first three holes after the turn with two pars and a birdie. That was plenty to get the job done as she moved to 5-up and withstood Peters’ final win of the afternoon at 14.

12:36 p.m. - Amanda O’Donnell vs. Lisa Sobba; Andrea Allyn vs. Molly Baker
12:45 - Jodi Sullivan vs. Heather Steege; Rose Lambros vs. Caitlin Cummings   

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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