Scarberry, Milligan begin play in U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

119 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Miss.
Par and Yardage: Par 72 – 6,494 yards

Temperatures crept into the mid- to high-80s on Monday for the first round of stroke play in the 119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Old Waverly Golf Club.

But the sweltering heat and humidity didn’t seem to bother cool veterans such as Andrea Lee and Alabama native Michaela Morard.Lee, the No. 2 player in the Women’s Amateur Golf Ranking™ and a Stanford University senior; and Morard, 17, of Huntsville, each carded 5-under 67s to share the lead after Round 1.Lee, a member of the 2016 and 2018 USA Curtis Cup Teams, made five birdies over her first nine holes – Old Waverly’s inward nine – and then came home in even-par 36. Morard, who plans to attend the University of Alabama in 2020, finished with four consecutive birdies from No. 15, including a 6-footer on her closing hole.

ShaeBug Scarberry of Purcell shot 1-over 73 and is tied for 34th. Kaitlin Milligan of Norman shot 75 and is tied for 75th.

University of Oklahoma senior Ellen Secor shot 81 and is tied for 136th. The field will be cut to the low 64 following Tuesday’s second round and begin match play on Wednesday.

Scarberry had one birdie and two bogeys in her steady round. Milligan was also at 1 over until bogeys on her final two holes.

NOTABLE:

  • The start of Round 1 was delayed one hour to prepare the golf course after Old Waverly received 1.5 inches of rain Sunday night. More than 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded within 20 miles by the USGA’s on-site meteorologist Jake Swick.
  • Each player received a personalized letter at registration from 1999 U.S. Women’s Open champion Juli Inkster, who won the first of her two titles at Old Waverly Golf Club. Inkster, a three-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, is on site this week as an analyst for FS1’s television coverage. FS1 will broadcast live from the championship beginning on Wednesday.
  • Gianna Clemente, 11, of Warren, Ohio, the third-youngest competitor in the championship’s history, carded a 9-over 81. That score matched what Lucy Li shot as a 10-year-old when she became the youngest qualifier in championship history in 2013. Latanna Stone, who qualified as a 10-year-old in 2012, shot 82 in her first round.
  • Lucy Li, the No. 3 player in the WAGR and U.S. Women’s Amateur medalist in 2018, opened with a 2-over 74. Gina Kim, of Chapel Hill, N.C., the low amateur in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open, carded a 5-over 77. Kim helped Duke University to the NCAA title in May.
  • Lauren Greenlief, 28, of Ashburn, Va., the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, made 11 consecutive pars to close out her even-par round of 72. She posted the lowest score among the seven mid-amateurs (25 and older) in the field. Two-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Julia Potter-Bobb, 31, of Indianapolis, Ind., shot a 1-over 73.
  • Lei Ye, 18, of the People’s Republic of China, who won the U.S. Girls’ Junior two weeks ago at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis., carded a 1-over 73. The runner-up, Jillian Bourdage, 17, of Tamarac, Fla., had a 76.
  • The stroke average for Round 1 was 75.67, with the 412-yard, par-4 11th hole playing as the most difficult (4.51). The easiest hole was the 118-yard, par-3 12th, which played to an average of 2.97. The only other hole to play under par was the 523-yard, par-5 ninth (4.98).

WHAT’S NEXT:
The field will be trimmed to 64 players after Tuesday’s second round of stroke play. Match play will begin on Wednesday, and the championship will conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday. FS1 will air coverage beginning Wednesday with the Round of 64.

Results from Monday’s first round of stroke play at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, played at 6,494-yard par-72 Old Waverly Golf Club.

Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala. – 35-32–67

Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif. – 36-31–67

Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Ky. – 36-32–68

Albane Valenzuela, Switzerland – 33-36–69

Ya Chun Chang, Chinese Taipei – 33-36–69

Morgan Baxendale, Windermere, Fla. – 34-35–69

Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla. – 35-34–69

Therese Warner, Kennewick, Wash. – 35-35–70

Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. – 36-34–70

Yurika Tanida, Japan – 34-36–70

Annabell Fuller, England – 36-35–71

Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla. – 36-35–71

Sophie Guo, People’s Republic of China – 36-35–71

Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas – 36-35–71

Rino Sasaki, Japan – 35-36–71

Doey Choi, Australia – 36-35–71

Yuka Saso, Philippines – 36-35–71

Cory Lopez, Mexico – 35-36–71

Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif. – 36-35–71

Remington Isaac, Montgomery, Texas – 35-36–71

Allisen Corpuz, Kapolei, Hawaii – 37-34–71

Lauren Greenlief, Ashburn, Va. – 36-36–72

Skylar Thompson, Buford, Ga. – 37-35–72

Jiarui Jin, People’s Republic of China – 35-37–72

Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas – 36-36–72

Angela Liu, People’s Republic of China – 37-35–72

Brooke Matthews, Rogers, Ark. – 36-36–72

Julie Houston, Allen, Texas – 38-34–72

Dylan Kim, Sachse, Texas – 35-37–72

Gabriela Ruffels, Australia – 35-37–72

Brynn Walker, St. Davids, Pa. – 35-37–72

Paris Hilinski, Los Angeles, Calif. – 35-37–72

Briana Chacon, Whittier, Calif. – 36-36–72

Julia Potter-Bobb, Indianapolis, Ind. – 35-38–73

Allysha Mae Mateo, Mililani, Hawaii – 37-36–73

Lauren Beaudreau, Lemont, Ill. – 38-35–73

Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J. – 37-36–73

Shaebug Scarberry, Purcell, Okla. – 38-35–73

Min A Yoon, Republic of Korea – 37-36–73

Haylin Harris, Carmel, Ind. – 37-36–73

Elina Sinz, Katy, Texas – 34-39–73

Hannah Holzmann, San Antonio, Texas – 38-35–73

Tyler Akabane, Danville, Calif. – 36-37–73

Lei Ye, People’s Republic of China – 38-35–73

Emily Baumgart, Walla Walla, Wash. – 36-38–74

Kennedy Pedigo, Fort Worth, Texas – 39-35–74

Anne Chen, Sugar Land, Texas – 35-39–74

Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif. – 37-37–74

Huai-Chien Hsu, Chinese Taipei – 39-35–74

Mindy Herrick, Gainesville, Fla. – 38-36–74

Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. – 38-36–74

Alli Kim, Murrieta, Calif. – 36-38–74

Alex Wright, Midlothian, Va. – 36-38–74

Jennie Park, Carrollton, Texas – 36-38–74

Elizabeth Moon, Forrest City, Ark. – 37-37–74

Kiana Oshiro, Central Point, Ore. – 36-38–74

Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn. – 38-36–74

Sabrina Iqbal, San Jose, Calif. – 35-39–74

Sierra Brooks, Orlando, Fla. – 38-36–74

Trinity King, Arlington, Texas – 38-36–74

Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md. – 37-37–74

Ho-Yu An, Chinese Taipei – 37-37–74

Gio Kim, Upper Saddle River, N.J. – 35-39–74

Emily Hawkins, Lexington, N.C. – 38-36–74

Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif. – 38-37–75

Taylor Ledwein, New Prague, Minn. – 39-36–75

Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas – 38-37–75

Anna Morgan, Spartanburg, S.C. – 37-38–75

Linda Wang, Plainview, N.Y. – 39-36–75

Lauren Lehigh, Loveland, Colo. – 36-39–75

Zoe Campos, Valencia, Calif. – 36-39–75

Whitney French, Monarch Beach, Calif. – 37-38–75

Valery Plata, Colombia – 38-37–75

Stephanie Kyriacou, Australia – 35-40–75

Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C. – 38-37–75

Bentley Cotton, Austin, Texas – 36-39–75

Malia Stovall, Winchester, Tenn. – 38-37–75

Kaitlin Milligan, Norman, Okla. – 36-39–75

Lauren Kim, Canada – 36-39–75

Amanda Doherty, Brookhaven, Ga. – 38-37–75

Melanie Green, Medina, N.Y. – 35-40–75

Virginia Elena Carta, Italy – 39-36–75

Delaney Martin, Boerne, Texas – 38-37–75

Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii – 37-38–75

Caroline Wrigley, Wexford, Pa. – 37-38–75

Brigitte Dunne, Camarillo, Calif. – 37-39–76

Katherine Hollern, Sedalia, Colo. – 37-39–76

Siqin Yu, Bradenton, Fla. – 40-36–76

Pimnipa Panthong, Thailand – 36-40–76

Brooke Sansom, Pike Road, Ala. – 40-36–76

Madelyn Gamble, Pleasant Hill, Calif. – 35-41–76

Caroline Canales, Calabasas, Calif. – 39-37–76

Courtney Dow, Frisco, Texas – 36-40–76

Katie Chipman, Canton, Mich. – 39-37–76

Sophie Linder, Carthage, Tenn. – 38-38–76

Jieni Li, People’s Republic of China – 37-39–76

Meagan Winans, Richardson, Texas – 36-40–76

Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn. – 38-38–76

Kendall Griffin, Sebring, Fla. – 38-38–76

Tracy Lee, Republic of Korea – 37-39–76

Jillian Bourdage, Tamarac, Fla. – 38-38–76

Becky Kay, Australia – 41-35–76

Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C. – 39-38–77

Sarah Busey, Racine, Wis. – 38-39–77

Katie Li, Basking Ridge, N.J. – 37-40–77

Ami Gianchandani, Watchung, N.J. – 37-40–77

Victoria England, Memphis, Tenn. – 35-42–77

Alessia Nobilio, Italy – 36-41–77

Alexis Linam, Peoria, Ariz. – 39-38–77

Emma Schimpf, Charleston, S.C. – 39-38–77

Sofie Babic, Sweden – 38-39–77

Conner Beth Ball, Starkville, Miss. – 42-36–78

Kum-Kang Park, Republic of Korea – 39-39–78

Alexandra Swayne, Virgin Islands US – 40-38–78

Rachel Burrell, Suwanee, Ga. – 41-37–78

Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas – 38-40–78

Kelsey Chugg, Salt Lake City, Utah – 37-41–78

Jocelyn Bruch, Carmel, Ind. – 39-39–78

Alyssa Burritt, Dayton, Ohio – 41-37–78

Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. – 38-40–78

Chandler Rosholt, Cave Creek, Ariz. – 39-39–78

Yoonhee Kim, San Ramon, Calif. – 40-38–78

Jessica Whitting, Australia – 37-42–79

Amelia Grohn, Australia – 38-41–79

Emma Whitaker, Wichita, Kan. – 39-40–79

Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii – 37-42–79

Jennifer Ayala, Colombia – 38-41–79

Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif. – 42-38–80

Mika Liu, Beverly Hills, Calif. – 39-41–80

Elizabeth Caldarelli, Scottsdale, Ariz. – 39-41–80

Sue Wooster, Australia – 40-40–80

Nonie Marler, Canada – 40-40–80

India Clyburn, England – 39-41–80

Hsin-Yu Lu, Chinese Taipei – 40-40–80

Natalie Vo, San Jose, Calif. – 40-40–80

Gianna Clemente, Warren, Ohio – 41-40–81

Mia Kness, Venetia, Pa. – 41-40–81

Ellen Secor, Portland, Ore. – 40-41–81

Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, Del. – 40-41–81

Ziyi Wang, People’s Republic of China – 38-43–81

Crista Izuzquiza, Spain – 42-40–82

Lorraine Char, Waianae, Hawaii – 43-39–82

Shannon Johnson, Norton, Mass. – 40-42–82

Maisie Filler, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – 40-42–82

Anna Kennedy, Parker, Colo. – 42-40–82

Lilly Thomas, Bentonville, Ark. – 40-42–82

Andrea Gomez, Mexico – 43-39–82

Annabelle Pancake, Zionsville, Ind. – 40-42–82

Sarah May, Fleming Island, Fla. – 39-44–83

Sally Krueger, San Francisco, Calif. – 43-41–84

Kary Hollenbaugh, New Albany, Ohio – 40-44–84

Kate Johnston, Canada – 43-41–84

Delaney Elliott, Superior, Colo. – 47-38–85

Elle Johnson, Inman, S.C. – 42-43–85

Alanis Sakuma, Kapolei, Hawaii – 42-46–88

Erin Sargent, Longmont, Colo. – 48-41–89

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