Sunday, May 22, 2016

Brooks-Gillman lead with a 65 after first round of  U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

BOWLING GREEN, Florida  – Battling a stiff afternoon wind, Sierra Brooks, 17, of Orlando and Kristen Gillman, 17, of Austin, Texas, shot a blistering 7-under 65 to sit atop the leaderboard following the first round of stroke play in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship over the 6,216yd, par-72 Streamsong Blue at Streamsong Resort.
Three sides are one stroke behind at 6-under 66: Florida natives and 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball medalists Kendall Griffin and Athena Yang; Pauline Del Rosario and 2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Princess Mary Superal, both of the Philippines; and Evelyn Arguelles and Isabella Fierro, both of Mexico.
The 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by five rounds of match play. The championship is scheduled to conclude with an 18-hole final on Wednesday, May 25.
FIRST-ROUND LEADERBOARD65 Sierra Brooks, Orlando, Fla. and Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas
66 Pauline De Rosario, Philippines and Princess Mary Superal, Philippines 33-33
66 Kendall Griffin, Sebring, Fla. and  Athena Yang, Winter Haven, Fla. 33-33
66 Evelyn Arguelles, Mexico and  Isabella Fierro, Mexico 33-33
67 Janelle Johnson, Royal Palm Beach, Fla. & Nichada Satasuk, Thailand 34-33
67 Hannah Leiner, Pompano Beach, Fla. & Latanna Stone, Riverview, Fla. 35-32
67 Ellen Secor, Portland, Ore. & Jessica Sloot, Salt Lake City, Utah 34-33
67 Ashley Fitzgibbons, Seattle, Wash. & Maya Walton, Austin, Texas 35-32
68 Xinying Wang, Ppls Repl. Of China & Katherine Zhu, San Jose, Calif. 33-35
68 Yu Chiang Hou, Chinese Taipei & Yu Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei 35-33
68 Halley Morell, Cleveland, Ohio & Danielle Nicholson, Geneva, Ohio 35-33
68 Meghan Stasi, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. & Dawn Woodard, Greenville, S.C. 34-34
67 Madelein Herr, New Hope, Pa. & Brynn Walker, St. Davids, Pa. 32-36