JONESBOROUGH -- Tusculum College's Jillian Corum fired a five-over-par 77 to tie for sixth place in the opening day of stroke play competition of the 71st annual Tennessee State Women's Golf Amateur Championship, held Monday at the Blackthorn Club.
Corum, a rising junior, has qualified for the championship flight, and faced Maggie Scott of Charleston, Tenn., in a match play contest today. The winner of the Corum/Scott match will advance to the round of 16 on Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday's pairing between Samantha Gotcher (Clarksville) and Megan Beane (Clarksville). The losers of Tuesday's matches will play in a single-elimination consolation bracket starting
The quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played on Wednesday with the championship match slated for Thursday.
Defending champ Callie Nielson of Nashville is the No. 1 seed and was exempt from Monday's qualifying round. Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City shot a 2-under-par 70 and took medalist honors Monday and will enter match play as the No. 2 seed.
Local golfer Lynna Rader qualified with a 79 and will play in the championship flight today against Karen Williams of Bean Station.
Greeneville's Gwen Russell shot a 95 in qualifying and will be in the second flight. She received a first round bye and will play a quarterfinal match on Wednesday.