by Jack Persons, AmateurGolf.com
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (July 15, 2014) -- UCLA star Alison Lee has the lead after the first round of the North & South Women’s Amateur.
Lee shot 2-under 69 at Pinehurst No. 8 on Tuesday, and leads Stanford’s Lauren Kim by a stroke.
“I just played really consistently,” said Lee in an interview with media after her round. “I didn’t make too many mistakes, didn’t miss too many greens…and when I did, I was able to get up and down. I gave myself chances on every hole to make birdie.”
She did not make many birdies on the day, only carding three on the fifth, seventh, and 15th holes, but rarely made any mistakes, and when she did, she still managed to make par. Her lone bogey of the day came at the short par-4 14th.
Kim’s day was a tale of two sides. Though she birdied the fifth to get to one-under, she made bogey on seven and nine to make the turn at one over. Her back nine was solid, however, as she finished with three birdies on the last five holes and a single bogey for a one-under 70.
Defending champion Ally McDonald is in the mix this week as well, as she posted a one-over 72 and is tied for eighth after the first round.
The event consists of three rounds of stroke play qualifying, with the top 16 scores after three rounds making match play. Currently, there are eight players tied for 15th place at two-over 73.
The 6419-yard layout played tough for the rest of the field today, as the average score was 77.7.
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ABOUT THE North & South Women's Amateur
The Women's North & South has drawn the top
amateur women from around the country. Three
rounds of stroke play followed by four rounds of
match play will determine the Champion.
The 96 player field will be cut to a 16 player
match play field and medalist honors. All stroke
match play rounds will be contested on Pinehurst
No. 2. The top 16 players who qualify for match
play will play two rounds a day until our
Nine of the last 12 North & South Women’s
Amateur champions have drawn paychecks as
members of the LPGA Tour. The equation is near
perfect. Win the North & South Am, go on to
professional success at the highest level.
North & South champions are among the legends
of the game: Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs,
Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey, Brandie Burton, Brittany
Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.
Along with the Women's North & South,
Resort & Country Club annually plays host to the
Men's North & South, the Junior North & South,
and Senior Men's and Senior Women's North &
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