Calif. Women's Am: Top seeds roll as match play begins
CARMEL, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- The top three seeds won with ease in the first two rounds of match play at the 2012 California Womens Amateur Championship at Quail Lodge Golf Club.

Stroke-play medalist and No. 1 seed Angel Lin beat Debbie Wall 7-and-6 and Alexandria Oh 4-and-3 to move to Friday's quarterfinals where she'll take on Yoonhee Kim.

Casie Cathrea, who's an early-commit at Oklahoma State, and took the No. 2 seed after Tuesday and Wednesday stroke-play qualifying, knocked off Amanda Nealy 6-and-5 and rolled past Jamie Hoffman 5-and-3 to advance to the quarterfinal round where she'll take on seventh-seeded Lucy Li.

No. 3 seed Lynne Cowan, who reached the Round of 32 last month at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship --- where she nearly knocked off eventual champion Meghan Stasi --- defeated Linda Kress 6-and-5 in the first round before taking down Tyler Akabane 2-up in Round 2.

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played Friday with the championship match slated for Saturday.

ABOUT THE California Women's Amateur

The California Women’s Amateur Championship was founded in 1967 and played at Pebble Beach Golf Links until 1987 when the Championship was invited to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, where the tournament remains to this day.

36-hole stroke play qualifying round, 18 holes each day, to determine 32 players for match play. Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-up, Semifinalists, Quarterfinalists and the 36-hole Low Gross Medalist from qualifying rounds.

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