Camryn Johnson Competes at Nebraska Girls Golf Match Play Championship

Broken Bow high school girls golfer Camryn Johnson advanced to the quarterfinals of the 60th Nebraska girls golf match play championship on Tuesday at Bellevue’s Platteview golf club.  Johnson went through qualifying on Monday to get into the round of 16 on Tuesday where she faced Brooke Thiele of Wahoo.  It was a thrilling match as the two went back and forth.  Thiele was one up going to the final hole but Johnson would birdie to win the hole, tie the match, and send it to a playoff.  Johnson would then win the match on the first playoff hole to advance to the quarterfinals.

Johnson would face Julia Karmazin of Omaha in the quarters later in the day. Karmazin plays girls high school golf for Elkhorn North and was the Class B individual state champion last year. Johnson went toe to toe with the state champion. Karmazin was 2 up after the front nine. Johnson won the 11th hole but then Karmazin won holes 12 and 14 to go 3 up. Johnson then made a charge by winning the 15th and 16th holes to cut Karmazin’s advantage to 1 up with 2 holes to play. Karmazin was able to par the par 3 17th to win the hole by one stroke and secure the victory 2 & 1. The girls match play semifinals and championship match will be played Wednesday.