Final Four

Final Four

Posted on August 02, 2016
The final four is set for both the boys and girls tournaments at the Colorado Junior Match Play, the third junior major championship of the year.

Players who won two matches each on Tuesday advanced to the semifinals at The Ridge at Castle Pines North.

Still in the hunt for the boys title are AJ Ott (left) of Fort Collins, who's attempting to win his second junior major of the year; U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier Griffin Barela of Lakewood; David Leede of Greenwood Village; and Jack Castiglia of Lakewood. Ott will face Leede and Barela will meet Lakewood High School teammate Castiglia in Wednesday morning's semifinals for the right to advance to the afternoon's title match.

Castiglia edged Colorado Junior Amateur winner Braden Bentley of Colorado Springs 1 up in the round of 16 before topping Ryan Zetwick of Castle Rock 2 up in the quarters.

In the girls tournament, the semifinalists are Arielle Keating of Colorado Springs, who defeated top-seeded Caroline Jordaan 2 up in Tuesday's quarterfinals; No. 2 seed Hailey Schalk of Erie, who scored a 9-and-7 win in the quarters; Sarah Hwang of Monument; and Lauren Lehigh of Loveland. In the semis, Keating will meet Hwang and Schalk will square off with Lehigh.

Amy Chitkoksoong of Aurora, winner of last year's CWGA Junior Match Play, was ousted 3 and 2 in the round of 16 by Emma Bryant of Aurora before Hwang defeated Bryant 2 and 1 in the quarterfinals.

In both the boys and girls events, the winners of Wednesday's morning's semifinals will meet in the afternoon for the championship.

To see the brackets for each tournament, click on the following: BOYS, GIRLS.