A USA/Canada final at Women’s Am?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is chance for a USA vs. Canada final match at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Canadians Stephanie Sherlock and Jennifer Kirby are the only two “international” competitors in the field. The other six quarterfinalists are American.
As it stands now, we could have two Canadians and two Americans in the semifinals, unless Kristen Park and Junthima Gulyanamitta make a run in their matches.
Cathy Sherk, in 1978, was the last Canadian to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur, and she did that with a 4-and-3 win over Judith Oliver at Sunnybrook Golf Club.
The only other Canadian to win the Robert Cox Trophy was Marlene Stewart, who defeated JoAnne Gunderson in 1956 at Meridian Hills Country Club.
A United States player has faced a Canadian two other times in the final, and won them both matches. In 1977 Beth Daniel defeated Cathy Sherk, and in 1966 Gunderson defeated Stewart Streit.
We may just have another Canada vs. USA match come Sunday.
It may not be a traditional golf rivalry, but it’s still one for bragging rights, eh?