After the first half of the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational – among the first events on the Florida Orange Blossom Circuit, a winter women’s amateur golf loop around the south part of the state – Allison Emrey leads by two shots.
Julia Potter, last year's U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, and Margaret Shirley, last year's runner-up, both won their semifinal matches early Thursday morning and will meet for a second straight year in the championship match.
A total of 2,234 teams have signed up for the USGA's inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, with three teams already receiving exemptions into the final field of 128.
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson birdied the last two holes of the morning round to take a 2-up lead over Kristen Gillman going into lunch at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The 36-hole final resumes at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
The finalists of the U.S. Women’s Amateur are both 16 years old but, in many ways, the similarities end there. Kristen Gillman and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson will meet in the scheduled 36-hole final Sunday.
Saturday's semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur will feature the youngest collection of golfers in championship history – Kristen Gillman, Hannah O'Sullivan and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, all 16 years old, and 15-year-old Andrea Lee.
Su-Hyun Oh, 18, and seven others, including six other teenagers, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur. Oh's victory, a 9-and-8 rout of Emma Talley, was the biggest win in the event since 2005.
Eimi Koga, a first-timer at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, will have her work cut out in the Round of 16 against the best player in college golf, Alison Lee. But the slender Koga, an 18-year-old Hawaiian, is used to overcoming the odds.
It was a banner day Wednesday for Stanford University and Canada, which combined to send seven players through to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women's Amateur. Also advancing at Nassau Country Club: Lakareber Abe, Emma Talley and more.
Wouldn't you like to known more about these up and coming stars of tomorrow? This week at the U.S. Women's Amateur in Glen Cove, N.Y., we go behind the scenes and ask some of the women, what's so interesting about them. Take a look!