WEST BEND — Courtney Matschke had no idea where she and UW-Green Bay women's golf teammate Isabelle Maleki stood on the leaderboard as they played the 18th hole at West Bend Country Club at the WSGA State Women's Four-Ball (Bestball) Championship.

Fortunately for the Phoenix duo, Maleki had a firm grasp of the situation.

The rising junior from Mequon drained a 45-foot putt for birdie on the closing hole to give her team a 2-under-par 70 and what would prove to be a one-shot victory over the UW-Stout team of Kendra Swanson of Beaver Dam and Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye of Madison. For Matschke and Maleki, it was their third birdie to go with two eagles, both coming in their 2-under 35 on the front.

"It was a fun day!" Matschke wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.Golf. "I did not know where we were heading into the last hole, but Isabelle did because she was doing the scoring on her phone. ... It was a really awesome putt."

Swanson and O'Reilly-Dye drew even with the leaders on No. 17 where O'Reilly-Dye — the 2019 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference newcomer of the year — stuck her tee shot on the 140-yard, par-3 to within two feet and made the putt for birdie to get her team to 2-under. However, O'Reilly-Dye flirted with the greenside pond on her approach shot to the 18th green and missed a short putt for bogey while Swanson rolled her 12-foot, downhill putt for birdie about four feet past the cup and missed the par putt, settling for their first bogey since the ninth hole and a runner-up finish.

2020 WSGA State Women's Four-Ball Low Net Champions | Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye, Kendra Swanson

2020 WSGA State Women's Four-Ball Low Net Champions | Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye, Kendra Swanson

2020 WSGA State Women's Four-Ball Low Net Champions | Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye, Kendra Swanson

"We knew we were playing a good round, but we did not know how we stood with the other teams," wrote Swanson, who made a tap-in eagle on No. 3 after her partner hit it tight on No. 2 and make the 2-foot putt for birdie, via text message to Wisconsin.Golf. "On 18, we both had great drives, I hit my second shot on the green and rimmed out both birdie and par (putts). ... Klaire and I were very compatible. When either of us would have a bad hole or kinda struggle, the other would push ahead and post a good score."

It was a different story for the champions, according to Matschke.

"I think we both played relatively well, but it was a struggle because both of us would have bad holes at the same time and we would both have good holes at the same time," Matschke wrote. "So we definitely could have had a lower score coming in. But we both feed off of each other really well, too, and we keep each other going even after a bad hole."

That upbeat attitude came in handy on the front nine. After Matschke got her team to 3-under with a birdie on the par-5 third hole, missing a 15-footer for eagle by a couple of inches, she chipped in for an eagle on the par-5 sixth. They double-bogeyed No. 7 and bogeyed No. 8 to fall back to even-par before Matschke made a 15-footer for an eagle 3 on No. 9. Each golfer made a birdie on the back nine (Nos. 14 and 18) around bogeys at Nos. 11 and 16.

"Overall, the course was definitely shorter (5,480 yards) than what we are used to playing, which definitely helped us especially on those par 5s obviously," Matschke wrote. "But there were definitely some tricky holes out there that were more about strategy than distance. ... It meant a lot to win with a teammate — especially Iz. We are very close (being teammates and roommates) so we always get along so well and are very good friends so the day was super fun and to come in with a win being friends but also teammates was awesome."


Championship flight

POS
TEAM
THRU
TOTAL
STROKES
 
1Matschke/MalekiF-271 
2O'Reilly-Dye/SwansonF-172 
T3Forster/TriderF+477 
T3Kolbe/GehrkeF+477 
5Schmid/BehlF+780 
T6Brown/BrownF+881 
T6Roisum/Pinzer-KrogstadF+881 
8Cicero/KernsF+1386 
T9Schroeder/TarantinoF+1487 
T9Carlson/DraperF+1487 
 

First flight

POS
TEAM
THRU
TOTAL
STROKES
 
1Shircel/SchlichtingF+578 
2Nass/HoeffertF+982 
3Potter/WoodF+1083 
T4Weiss/MorrisF+1386 
T4Cooney/BonnerF+1386 
6Will/HarschF+1588 
7Flesch/SchubbeF+1689 
8Seymour/CarrollF+1790 
9Toll/AlgiersF+1992 
10Flarup/AndrewsF+2396 

Second flight

POS
TEAM
THRU
TOTAL
STROKES
 
1Whitish/ByrdF+881 
2West/CharlesworthF+1083 
3Miller/Bear HoffF+1386 
4Korjenek/KoepkeF+1487 
5Gannon/HinzF+1588 
6Beattie/WassenbergF+1790 
7Garcia/O'ConnorF+1992 
8Hellerman/EichstedtF+2093 
9Johnson/LaatschF+2396 
10Jaye/MielcarekF+2598 

Third flight

POS
TEAM
THRU
TOTAL
STROKES
 
1Crowson/Raquet11+652 
T2Doucette/Viney11+753 
T2Schachte/Parman8+739 
4Renkens/Jerow8+840 
5Latham/Homeister8+941 
T6Smith/Rosenberg11+1157 
T6Rose/Zurfluh8+1143 
8Sierzchulski/Raml9+1249 
9Weiss/Paukstelis9+1451 
10Kegler/Liethen11+1561 

Fourth flight

POS
TEAM
THRU
TOTAL
STROKES
 
1Hillmann/Hillmann4+117 
2Ziller/Delgadillo3+316 
3Blommer/Lynch3+417 
T4Petersen/Haas7+534 
T4Kohl/Mortensen6+530 
T4Proctor/Gusinow5+525 
7Wenzel/Redmond5+626 
T8Danielson/Shirley7+736 
T8Devine/Schingen5+727 
T8Hussin/Holley5+727 
11Potter/Patrickus6+934 
12Mohr/Holtzen4+1026 

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