Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Top seeds scramble into four-ball 

semi-finals in USA

BOWLING GREEN, Florida – Leading match-play qualifiers  Pauline Del Rosario and Princess Mary Superal survived a quarter-final scare on Tuesday afternoon (local time)  and advanced to the semi-finals of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, being conducted on 6,216-yard, par-72 Streamsong Blue at Streamsong Resort.
Del Rosario and 2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Superal, both members of the Philippine National Team, are joined in Wednesday morning’s semi-finals by Californians Angelina Kim and Brianna Navarrosa; Texas natives Hailee Cooper and Kaitlyn Papp; and Virginians Alexandra Austin and Lauren Greenlief, the 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion.
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.
Del Rosario, 17, and Superal, 19, needed a late comeback to eliminate 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball semi-finalists Madelein Herr, 18, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Brynn Walker, 17, of St. Davids, Pennsylvania.
The Philippine duo held a two-hole lead through 10 holes, but Herr and Walker battled back and pulled all square through 13. Walker’s birdie at the par-4 15th gave them a one-hole lead, and marked the first time that Del Rosario and Superal trailed in their three matches.
But the lead was short-lived. Del Rosario’s birdie at the par-3 16th, the most difficult hole of the championship with a 3.6 stroke average, brought the match back to all square.