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July 31, 2016

Tournament Fact Sheet | Media Center

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – South Carolina women’s golf rising senior Katelyn Dambaugh is set to compete at the 116th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship this week. The seven-day event takes place Aug. 1-7 at Rolling Green Golf Club.

Dambaugh earned a spot in the 156-player field by being in the top 25 of the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. The Goose Creek, S.C., native, who currently ranks No. 12, enters this week as one of 24 players exempt into the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

The tournament begins with two rounds of stroke play before the field is cut to 64 golfers at the end of Tuesday. The advancing players will compete in match play, beginning with Wednesday’s round of 64. The second and third rounds take place on Thursday before quarterfinal action gets underway on Friday. Following the semifinals on Saturday, the event wraps up with the 36-hole championship final on Sunday.

This year’s winner will receive the Robert Cox Trophy and become exempt from qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open provided she remain an amateur. Fox Sports and the USGA will provide coverage of the tournament throughout the match play portion. Below is the broadcast schedule.

Date Show Hours (EDT) Network
Aug. 3 (Wednesday) Round of 64 3-6 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Aug. 4 (Thursday) Round of 32 10 a.m.-Noon
Aug. 4 (Thursday) Round of 16 3-6 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Aug. 5 (Friday) Quarterfinals 3-6 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Aug. 6 (Saturday) Semifinals 1-4 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Aug. 7 (Sunday) Championship 10 a.m.-Noon
Aug. 7 (Sunday) Championship 1-4 p.m. Fox Sports

Dambaugh, who claimed runner-up honors at 114th Women’s North & South Amateur Championship earlier this month, turned in a historic season for the Gamecocks this past spring. She set program records for single-season stroke average (71.62) and top-five finishes by a junior (6), and she ended her junior campaign with top-three showings in three of her last four events. The 2015-16 WGCA First-Team All-American’s efforts led South Carolina to its first appearance in match play at the NCAA Championship and a seventh-place finish at the tournament.

Fans can click Here for more information on the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, and Live Scoring is also available. For updates throughout the week, follow South Carolina women’s golf on Twitter (@GamecockWGolf).