Lee only tri-medalist to advance at US Womens Amateur


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Erynne Lee became the only tri-medalist to advance to the round of 8 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, defeating Lizette Salas, 3 and 1, at Charlotte Country Club on Thursday.

Tri-medalist Rachel Rohanna, who set an event record with an opening 65 in stroke play, rallied from three down against Marina Alex of Wayne, N.J., but lost after a bogey.

The other tri-medalist, Jacklyn Sweeney, of Andover, Mass., lost, 5 and 3, when Junthima Gulyanamitta of West Lafayette, Ind., had birdies on three straight holes to clinch.

Both Rohanna and Sweeney lost in the second round.

Kristen Park, Sydnee Michaels and Jessica Korda advanced in matches that went extra holes in the round of 16.

Quarterfinals are Friday and semifinals Saturday on the par-72, 6,559-yard course. The final will be 36 holes on Sunday.