Allyssa Ferrell outduels sister in Wisconsin State Women's Open

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Gazette staff
Thursday, June 19, 2014

MADISON--This year’s Wisconsin State Women's Open belonged to the Ferrell sisters.

Allyssa and Brooke, from Edgerton, were tied for the lead after the first round, and that fight extended well into the second on Wednesday at Maple Bluff Country Club.

The elder Allyssa, fresh off a standout senior campaign at Michigan State and from turning pro, held off a late charge from Brooke to beat her by one stroke. Allyssa Ferrell shot back-to-back rounds of 68 to finish the tournament 6-under par.

The 136 total set a new record score for the tournament.

“I just wanetd both of us to go out and play well and have some fun,” she said in a press release. “At the same time, we both are very competitive. It was a really hard concept and situation.”

Allyssa’s lone bogey came at the second hole. She shot even-par 36 on the front nine to take a one stroke lead and then birdied 10, 13 and 15 to go 3 under on the back.

Brooke, who will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, birdied 15 and 17 to make a late charge, but it came up just short.

No other players in the 60-woman field were under par. Waukesha’s Leighann Cabush was third at even.

Milton’s Ashton Stair led all other local entrants with a tie for 20th.

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