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Local golfer wins women’s state amateur



By Tyler Allen EBS Senior Editor

MISSOULA – Big Sky resident and golfer Dorsey Addicks on July 23 put to rest disappointing memories of the Montana Women’s State Amateur. After losing the tournament by one stroke each of the previous two years, Addicks won the title by a commanding 10 strokes.

With a nine-stroke lead entering the third and final day at Missoula’s Canyon River Golf Club, Addicks weathered two rain and wind delays, keeping her composure to shoot a final round 78.

“It feels pretty good to finally win it,” Addicks said, adding she still felt pressure heading into the final round with such a big lead.

She didn’t have much time to celebrate the victory, as she traveled the following day to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to compete in the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. She missed the cut of the four-day tournament by shooting back-to-back 82s.

“After last year, I told my dad I wanted to play in tournaments with stronger fields,” Addicks said over the phone from Saskatoon, a day before the Canadian Amateur started. “I really enjoy traveling to the tournaments [and] we have a lot of fun doing it.”

Addicks’ tournament schedule this summer has taken her to Nashville, Tenn.; Washington D.C.; Boise, Idaho; and Portland, Ore. She began competing in the Women’s TRANS Amateur Championship on Aug. 4 in Yakima, Wash. – which ended after EBS went to press on Aug. 5 – and will compete in the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Qualifier on Aug. 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

After Vancouver, Addicks will be back in Montana for two to three weeks, preparing for her junior year at Seattle University.

“I’ll be in Big Sky and back to a workout routine, playing every day … [so I can] come back to school playing good golf,” Addicks said, noting that she pushes herself on the relatively flat Big Sky Resort Golf Course by hitting from longer tee boxes and playing “worst ball” – teeing off two balls and playing the hole out from her worst tee shot.

If you’re playing golf in the Big Sky meadow late this summer, keep an eye out for the reigning Montana Women’s State Amateur champ.

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