North & South Women's: Jaye Marie Green leads
Jaye Marie Green
Jaye Marie Green

PINEHURST, N.C. (July 17, 2012) -- Jaye Marie Green leads the 110th Women's North and South Amateur following first-round play.

At Pinehurst No. 8, Marie Green, the No. 1 ranked women's player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Rankings, fired a 3-under 69 and leads the No. 2 ranked player Moriya Jutanugarn by one shot.

Kailey Walsh, who, like Marie Green, hails from Boca Raton, Fla. is tied with Jutanugarn for second place.

Results: North & South Women's Amateur
WinSCAustin ErnstSeneca, SC1500
Runner-upFLDoris ChenBradenton, FL1000
SemifinalsILAshley ArmstrongFlossmoor, IL700
SemifinalsColombiaAlejandra CangrejoColombia700
QuarterfinalsFLJaye Marie GreenBoca Raton, FL500

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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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