When I looked at the scoring link for the Women’s U.S. Amateur to check on how Kristen Gillman was doing in her quarterfinal match, it was late afternoon and I was on the practice tee at a Texas Golf Association event. I was saddened to see that she was three down with four to play and I told a friend hitting balls next to me “Well, it looks like Gillman is about to get beat in the Women’s Amateur.”
A couple of hours later I received a text that said she had won in 20 holes. I could not believe it. I went on line and looked at the scores for her match. Turns out she won three of the last four holes and then birdied the first two holes in the playoff to win and advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. This marks the third match she has won in extra holes. Quite a remarkable performance for a 17 year old high school senior.
The folks at Lake Travis High School have got to be excited about this latest development in her golfing journey. I know I am and I haven’t even met her.