It is a testament to the busy summers young, competitive golfers experience that one week’s success is quickly forgotten in the arrival of another opportunity.
Case in point: High school seniors-to-be, Emma Abramson and Molly Smith.
A week ago, they had different levels of success in tournaments hundreds of miles apart. At Indian Pond CC in Kingston, Mass., Abramson shot 70-73 for 1-under 143 and won the Mass Golf Girls’ Junior Amateur. Meanwhile, at Cog Hill GC in Lemont, Ill., outside of Chicago, Smith made the 36-hole cut at the PGA Junior Championship and while at 71-77-73 she did not earn a fourth round, it was yet another positive step in her young career.
Not that either could savor the good play because the U.S. Women’s Amateur has arrived and both Abramson and Smith are competing at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., just on the outskirts of Tacoma.
It’s the third berth in the national championship for Smith, who attends Westford Academy, and it’s Abramson’s first. Their opening rounds, however, produced different stories.