Buckeye teens shatter records in U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Photo: Aneka Seumanutafa (left) and Faith Choi after shooting a championship-record 60 on Saturday. 

Aneka Seumanutafa and Faith Choi, two Maryland teenagers who shot a record 12-under-par 60 on Saturday, followed up with a 2-under 70 in Sunday’s second round of stroke play to earn medalist honors by two strokes in the 5th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Timuquana Country Club.

Seumanutafa, 18, of Emmittsburg, Md., who is a freshman at Ohio State University, and Choi, 16, of Frederick, Md., who plans to attend Ohio State beginning in 2021, made their only bogey of the weekend on the second hole Sunday morning, but bounced back immediately with a birdie on No. 3. After 11 consecutive pars, they closed out stroke play with two birdies on their final four holes to break the 36-hole scoring record by two strokes. Four teams had previously shot 132.

“We were really steady,” said Seumanutafa, who saw the course for the first time on Saturday because of final exams at Ohio State. “We didn’t want to make any big mistakes. We made lots of pars, including some good up-and-downs for both of us.”

The pairing of Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour partners Bailey Dunstan of Little Rock and Raychel Nelke of Pocola did not make it to match play after rounds of 73-76. Complete scoring available at www.usga.org.


 

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