Women’s Western Am: Curtis, Stockett are co-medalists
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.
ABOUT THE Women's Western Amateur
The The Western Golf Association (WGA) has
partnered with the Women’s Western Golf
Association to administer the
Women’s Western Amateur. Held without interruption
since 1901, this event is one of the
oldest annual championships in women’s amateur
golf. The list of past champions includes
current stars and legends of the LPGA TOUR,
including Ariya Jutanugarn (2012), Stacy Lewis
(2006), Brittany Lang (2003), Grace Park (1998),
Cristie Kerr (1995) and Nancy Lopez (1976).
The Women's Western Amateur is open to amateur
women who have an up-to-date 18-hole
that does not exceed 5.4 under the World Handicap
System. The WWGA Committee limits the
field to a
maximum of 120 contestants.
The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-
play qualifying, after which the field is cut to
the low 32
players for match play. In the event of a tie for the
32nd position, a sudden-elimination playoff
the final match play qualifiers. Five rounds of 18-hole
matches will decide the Women's
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