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Match play underway at Womens Am

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Charlotte, N.C. – The first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur is underway at Charlotte Country Club, with temperatures once again reaching the middle to high 90s.

At first glance, many of the so-called favorites advanced through the stroke play portion, which bodes well for an exciting championship. But, and there’s always a but, four members of the U.S. Curtis Cup team made it to the round of 64.

You might say, what’s wrong with that? Well, nothing, except for the fact they are facing one another in the first round. How’s that for some bad luck? Four legitimate candidates to win the championship, and two of them will be heading home by day’s end.

Currently Cydney Clanton and Tiffany Lua are all square through 11 holes, while Jessica Korda and Stephanie Kono tee off at 2:30 p.m. ET. Golf Channel's coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET.