Aug. 2, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – South Carolina women’s golfer Katelyn Dambaugh advanced to match play at the 116th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship after posting her second-straight round under par on Tuesday at Rolling Green Golf Club. The rising senior carded a 70 (-1) to end her day near the top of the leaderboard in a tie for fifth.
Dambaugh’s two-round total of 138 (-4) was nine strokes clear of the cut line, as the Goose Creek, S.C., native punched a ticket to the 64-player match-play bracket. Her opponent for tomorrow’s round of 64 will be determined after Wednesday morning’s playoff between golfers looking to move on. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast Wednesday’s action from 3-6 p.m. ET, and the tournament’s remaining schedule can be found Here.
In Monday’s opening round, Dambaugh used a strong finish to record a 3-under 68. She notched birdies on four of her final six holes, starting on the par-4 13th. She added another one on No. 15 before closing with back-to-back birdies to end round one in a tie for third.
Tuesday featured an up-and-down round for Dambaugh, who began this morning on the par-3 10th. She made the turn at 1-under 34 after carding two bogeys and three birdies, and back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4 moved her into a tie for second at 6-under for the tournament. Following bogeys on the next two holes, Dambaugh ended her day with three-straight pars.
South Carolina signee Anita Uwadia also moved on to match play after tallying a 74 (+4) on Tuesday. She opened the tournament with a 2-under 69, and her two-round score of 144 (+2) gave her a share of 39th place. Uwadia notched seven birdies in two rounds of stroke play.
Live scoring for Wednesday’s first round of match play is available online Here, and fans can following South Carolina women’s golf (@GamecockWGolf) for updates throughout Dambaugh and Uwadia’s matches.