BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Isabelle Lendl overcame a big hurdle in the first round of match in the form of 2006 U.S. Girls’ champ Jenny Shin.
Trailing 2-down through six holes, Lendl eventually rallied and closed out Shin on the 16th hole, 3 and 2, with a ridiculous putt that she paced off as 93 feet.
“Yes,” Lendl said when asked if she’s ever made a putt that long, “but I don’t think it was to end a match.”
Shin, who won earlier this year at the Heather Farr Classic, took the loss hard. She missed the stroke-play cut at the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior, lost in the semis to Alexis Thompson in 2008, and will make an early exit this year.
Lendl will play medalist Amy Anderson in the next round.