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Nagel Advances to Semifinals of Match Play at Michigan Women's Amateur

Liz Nagel has reached the semifinals of the Michigan Women's Amateur.

July 19, 2012

2012 Michigan Women's Amateur Match Play Bracket

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State rising junior Liz Nagel has advanced to the semifinals in the match-play bracket of the Michigan Women's Amateur following her two victories on Thursday at Forest Akers West.

Nagel, who earned the top seed in the 32-person match-play bracket after winning stroke-play medalist honors on Tuesday, defeated Gabby Yurik in the round of 16, 1 up, and then followed with a 2 up victory over teammate and defending champion Christine Meier in the quarterfinals.

Nagel topped teammate Mariah Massia in the first round of match play on Wednesday, 3 & 2.

Meier began her day with a 5 & 4 victory over Hanna Lewis before falling to Nagel.

Sophomore Bea Murray also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4 & 3 win over Kelsey Murphy in the morning. Murray dropped her quarterfinal match to Jacqueline Setas, 2 & 1, in the afternoon.

Former Spartan and 2010 Michigan Women's Amateur champion Natalie Brehm reached the semifinals after her 5 & 3 win over Aya Johnson in the quarterfinals.

Nagel will play against fifth-seeded Emmie Pietila at 8 a.m. in the first semifinal match on Friday, while Brehm will take on Setas at 8:15 a.m. The two winners will meet in the championship match later in the day.

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