Aug. 1, 2001
ANDOVER, Kan. –
Former Florida State University golfer Louise Wright was defeated by Malinda Johnson in the third round of the 101st U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at the Flint Hills National Golf Club. Johnson defeated Wright 2-Up during the first round of match play. Wright had qualified for match play during two rounds of stroke play, earning a 45th place finish out of 64 golfers.
Wright played well during the match winning three holes and tying 10 others. She shot a four-over par 75 for the round while Johnson won six holes and shot a two over-par 73 to move onto the second round of match play. Wright’s best holes came on the par three eighth when she carded a birdie-two and the par four-13th and 17th holes as she scored birdie-three’s on both.
Wright nearly tied the match on the final two holes. She began the 17th hole trailing Johnson by two strokes and won the hole with a birdie-three while Johnson pared the hole with a four. Wright then fell behind on the final hole with a one-over par six as compared to Johnson’s even par five.
Wright never trailed by more than one stroke until the 15th hole and almost recovered to win the match in the final two holes.
Wright helped lead the Seminoles to a third place finish in the 2001 ACC Championship with a 15th-place individual finish. Her ACC finish marked the second time she had finished 15th in the ACC Championship during her career. Wright carded a career-low three-under par 69 in the second round of the Ryder/Florida College Championship and tied her career-best with a second place finish in the 2001 Ryder/Florida Championship.