Kennedy, Shorb one step closer to championship showdown


After the first day of the Women's York County Amateur Golf Association Championship, we're now one match closer to getting a showdown of two of the best women to ever grace the area with their golf games.

Amy Kennedy easily won her quarterfinal match in the WYCAGA championships on Tuesday, putting her in the semifinal round.

Both Connie Shorb and Amy Kennedy breezed through their quarterfinal championship flight matches on Tuesday at Out Door Country Club. Kennedy, the top seed in the event, defeated No. 8 Susi Guinn, 5&4, while Shorb knocked out No. 7 Talley Fisher, 7&6.

Also advancing to Wednesday's semifinal round were No. 3 Susan Konstalid and No. 4 Grace Divet. Konstalid defeated No. 6 Kristy Hamp, 6&4, and Divet knocked out No. 5 Louise Gebhart, 3&2.

Shorb and Kennedy have 38 career WYCAGA Championships between them, with Shorb owning a staggering 31. But, Kennedy entered this year's tournament as the reigning champion and with the best handicap in the field at 0.3, nearly four strokes better than Shorb's 4.1.

Kennedy won last year's event at Range End Golf Club without having to deal with Shorb, who withdrew because of personal reasons. So, this year, with Shorb back in the field, there looms a possibility of a final between easily the most dominant players in WYCAGA Championship history.

Kennedy will face Divet in the first semifinal match off on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., with Shorb vs. Konstalid following at 8:38 a.m.