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Kamas wins 2nd OJGT fall event

September 16, 2020 - 00:00
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Maddi Kamas caught fire down the stretch to turn the Battle for Broken Arrow into a battle for second place.

The Kingfisher High School senior birdied three of her final four holes at The Club at Indian Springs Sunday to win the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Event.

Her final barrage gave her a 2-under-par 70 on the second day and a 2-under 142 overall.

She bested Pocola’s Raychel Nelke by four strokes and Jenks’ Jenni Roller by five.

Kamas was tied for the lead with Charlie Whorton of Springdale, Ark., after Saturday’s opening round.

Both shot even-par 72s and Kamas managed hers despite two double-bogeys and another bogey on her front nine.

She countered those miscues with five birdies, including shooting 3-under on a bogey-free back-nine.

Whorton fell off on Sunday with an 82 to finish sixth.

Kamas’ Sunday didn’t start off well either as she bogeyed her first two holes to put her in a tie with Nelke.

Nelke bogeyed the seventh hole and Kamas picked up a birdie to lead by two strokes.

Both players birdied the par-3 13th, but Kamas followed that with a bogey on 14 while Nelke earned a par.

With her lead at one, Kamas took over down the stretch.

She picked up three straight birdies on 15, 16 and 17 (two par-fives and a par-3) and the parred the 18th.

Nelke couldn’t keep up as she parred her final five to shoot a 72 on the day.

Roller rebounded from an early double-bogey and bogey with five birdies on her day. Her second-day 70 tied Kamas for the best round of the tournament, but she also couldn’t overcome an opening-day 77.

Kamas has now played in two OJGT tournaments this fall season and won them both. She captured the Kickingbird Fall Challenge last month.

She sits at No. 3 in the OJGT’s fall season standings with 500 points.

Olivia Coit of Edmond leads the standings with 620 points. She’s played in five tournaments and has one win.

Anna Kate Nichols of Little Rock has 600 points with her three appearances and two wins.