Ally McDonald Wins Michigan Women’s Open 2015

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Ally McDonald, winner of the 2105 Michigan Womens’ Open

Former Mississippi State University All-American Ally McDonald won the 2015 Michigan Women’s Open in her professional golf debut. Her 2-under 70 on Wednesday was good enough for a two shot win over Kendall Martindale, a former Vanderbilt golfer.

Over the three rounds, McDonald shot a 5-under 211 to win $6,000.

“I guess it hasn’t quite set in yet,” McDonald said. “This is my first time playing for money, but I wasn’t trying to focus on that. I was just doing what I’ve always tried to do, focus on one shot at a time and see where it falls from there.”

McDonald is from Fulton, Mississippi. Martindale, a long-time friend and rival, is from Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Low amateurs at the Michigan Women’s Open — and tied for third — were Emmie Pietila of Brighton and Muskegon’s Hailey Hrynewich.  A University of Tennessee golfer, Pietila led for two rounds before slipping with a final round 76. Hrynewich, an Ohio University golfer, shot the low round of the day with a 68. The pair also represented the two low Michigan golfers in the field.

“I made a lot of club (selection) errors and one coming in (at No. 17) that cost me a double bogey,” Pietila said. “The wind and mental errors made it tough. I guess I was a little nervous. I wasn’t as relaxed as I would have like to have been. It was different way to play, having the lead like that. It’s something else I just had to learn, so I’m pleased to have had that experience.”

Hrynewich’s brother Reed was low amateur in the men’s Michigan Open last month.

Sandra Angulo Minarro of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., shot 73 for 215 and fifth place. Former Michigan State standout Caroline Powers of Bowling Green, Ohio, shot 75 for 216. Sarah Hoffman, the former Grand Valley State golfer from Saline who had been among the leaders the first two rounds, struggled to a 79 and 218.

Symetra Tour players from the field included Powers, Whitehall’s Laura Kueny, Liz Nagle of Dewitt and Christine Meier of Rochester. They next move on to Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood for the inaugural Tullymore Classic slated for Friday through Sunday.

More information on the Michigan Women’s Open can be found at www.michiganpgagolf.com.

Final Results of the 2015 Michigan Women’s Open follow:

PlaceNameRepresentingTotal+/-$Amount
1Ally McDonaldFulton, MS211-5$6,000.00
2Kendall MartindaleJefferson City, TN213-3$5,000.00
T3Hailey Hrynewich(a)Norton Shores, MI214-2$700.00
Emmie Pietila(a)Brighton, MI214-2$700.00
5Sandra Angulo MinarroPort Saint Lucie, FL215-1$4,000.00
6Caroline PowersBowling Green, OH216Even$3,000.00
7Kelly Grassel(a)Chesterton, IN2171$550.00
T8Jennifer ColemanRolling Hills Estates, CA2182$1,900.00
Sarah Hoffman(a)Saline, MI2182$500.00
Tania TareMiami, FL2182$1,900.00
11Christine MeierRochester Hills, MI2204$1,600.00
T12Lauren Grogan(a)Columbus, OH2215$425.00
Emily White(a)Saline, MI2215$425.00
T14Laura KuenyWhitehall, MI2226$1,450.00
Amanda SteinhagenOak Hill, VA2226$1,450.00
T16Jillian Hollis(a)Rocky River, OH2237$350.00
Lindsey McPhersonFlushing, MI2237$1,250.00
Elizabeth NagelDewitt, MI2237$1,250.00
T19Lindsay AhoBrush Prairie, WA2248$1,000.00
Marina ChoiLos Angeles, CA2248$1,000.00
Alyssa ShimelPerrysburg, OH2248$1,000.00
T22Clarissa ChildsColumbia, SC2259$687.50
Allyssa FerrellEdgerton, WI2259$687.50
Ashlan RamseyMilledgeville, GA2259$687.50
Gabrielle Shipley(a)Hastings, MI2259$300.00
Ashely TaitLittleton, CO2259$687.50
T27Shabril BrewerFairfax, VA22610$508.33
Becca HufferLittleton, CO22610$508.33
Olivia Jordan-HigginsJersey, United Kingdom22610$508.33
T30Kyla InabaKelowna, BC22711$291.67
Casey KennedyVenice, FL22711$291.67
Ashley SholerHamilton, ONT22711$291.67
T33Erin MisheffScottsdale, AZ22812
Jenna PearsonWheaton, IL22812
Mary SnodeAlliance, OH22812
Gabrielle Yurik(a)Oakland, MI22812$275.00
T37Kristin ColemanRolling Hills Estates, CA22913
Stephany FleetMuskegon, MI22913
Carolyn Markley(a)Maineville, OH22913$225.00
Sybil Robinson(a)Dublin, OH22913$225.00
Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll(a)Haslett, MI22913$225.00
Alicia WeberNorthville, MI22913
T43Allison Leigeb(a)Lexington, KY23014$87.50
Christina MillerBradenton, FL23014
Hannah Pietila(a)Brighton, MI23014$87.50
T46Brittany BomarGreenacres, WA23115
Kelly Hartigan(a)Lake Orion, MI23115
Jenna HunterAuckland, WA23115
49Alison Knowles(a)Rotherham, England23216
T50Anika Dy(a)Traverse City, MI23317
Sue ErtlBradenton, FL23317
Alice Ho(a)Wadsworth, OH23317
Danielle LamyWilmington, NC23317
54Courtney Dye(a)Williamsburg, MI23519
T55Rachael SchmidtElk River, MN23620
Hanule SeoLas Vegas, NV23620
T57Elaine CrosbyJackson, MI23721
Katy JarochowiczScottsdale, AZ23721
Adrienne JonesBattle Creek, MI23721
T60Natalia GhilzonWindsor, ONT23822
Logan Otter(a)Saint Peters, MO23822
Candra SumedhatipLas Vegas, NV23822
Sarah Thompson(a)Canton, MI23822
Kaitlyn Watkins(a)Frankenmuth, MI23822
65Cheyenne BurbankCoeur D Alene, ID23923
66Alyssa Albright(a)Lansing, MI24024
67Kate ScarpettaMoosic, PA24125
68Natalie Blazo(a)Dearborn, MI24226
69Kris Yoo(a)Schaumburg, IL24327
70Trisha WitherbyLansing, MIDQDQ
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