Semifinals set at North & South Women's Amateur
Alison Lee
Alison Lee

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (July 18, 2014) -- The semifinals are set at the 2014 North & South Women's Amateur.

Playing Pinehurst No. 8, Lori Beth Adams, Michelle Piyapattra, Alison Lee and defending champion Ally McDonald all won two matches to advance to Saturday's semifinal round.

McDonald, who plays at Mississippi State, knocked off No. 11 Regina Plasencia 5 and 4 before defeating Jillian Hollis 2 and 1 to remain alive.

Lee, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 15 Ashley Holder and then defeated No. 10 Maria Torres.

Lee and McDonald, two high-powered collegians that recently teamed up to represent the U.S. at the Curtis Cup, will square off in one of the semifinal matches Saturday.

The other match will pit Adams, the No. 8 seed, against N. 12 Piyapattra. Adams defeated top seed Casey Danielson 1-up to advance to the semifinals.

Results For North & South Women's Amateur Championship
WinCAAlison LeeValencia, CA1500
Runner-upNCLori Beth AdamsBurlington, NC1000
SemifinalsCAMichelle PiyapattraCorona, CA700
SemifinalsMSAlly McDonaldFulton, MS700
QuarterfinalsWICasey DanielsonOsceola, WI500

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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 champion is determined.

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, Peggy Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey, Brandie Burton, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.

Along with the Women's North & South, Pinehurst 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 & South.

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