Women’s Western Am: Curtis, Stockett are co-medalists
Blair Stockett (L) & Caroline Curtis finished qualifying at 4 under
Blair Stockett (L) & Caroline Curtis finished qualifying at 4 under

With 36 holes in the books, the 120th Women’s Western Amateur has been cut to the low 32 players for match play.

First-round co-leader Blair Stockett stayed atop the leaderboard to earn co-medalist honors at 4 under with a 1-under 71 on Wednesday. Stockett, a Mississippi State product, is joined by Alabama’s Caroline Curtis. Curtis scratched just one bogey on her scorecard as she climbed the leaderboard with a second-round 69.

With Prestwick Country Club playing tougher than it did during Tuesday’s opening round, not much was to be gained. However, plenty was to be lost.

Round one co-leaders Mary Parsons and Brooke Biermann fell down the leaderboard after carding rounds of 77 and 78 respectively, but both safely made the match play bracket. Marissa Wenzler remained under par for the tournament as she tallied a 2-over 74, falling from the lead to sixth at one-over-par.

The cut fell at 6-over 150, with Noor Ahmed and Micaela Farah surviving a 5-for-2 playoff to advance to match play. Ahmed will play against Stockett and Farah will face Curtis on opposite ends of the bracket.

Two rounds of match play are on tap for Thursday, with the final eight players advancing to Friday, when two more rounds will be played. The final will be played Saturday morning.

Results: Women's Western Amateur
WinCanadaBrigitte ThibaultCanada700
Runner-upCAJackie LucenaChico, CA500
SemifinalsNYChelsea DantonioLancaster, NY400
SemifinalsALSophie BurksMontgomery, AL400
QuarterfinalsCanadaTaylor KehoeCanada300

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ABOUT THE Women's Western Amateur

Held without interruption since 1901, the Women's Western Amateur has one of the most storied histories of any major amateur golf event. 36 holes of stroke play qualifying determines 32 players for match play. Matches consist of 18 holes each until the final match which is 36 holes.

Entries are open to amateur girls and women who 1) have an up- to-date 18-hole USGA Handicap Index not to exceed 7.4 under the USGA Handicap System, or a state or international equivalent handicap system, and 2) are members of a properly organized golf club or women’s golf group that is a current WWGA member.

Awards: W. A. Alexander Cup – Champion; ‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Trophy – Finalist; Margaret Lenz Trophy – Medalist; Medals - Champion, Finalist, Semifinalists and Quarterfinalists.

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