A bogey by Brittany Henderson at her 36th hole, the par-4 ninth, gave new life to four other golfers hoping to play in the first round of match play on Wednesday. Henderson, along with Kendall Prince, Elyse Smidinger, Haley Stephens and Emily Collins all finished at 7-over 149. They will begin at hole No. 15 and play 16, 17 and 18 until there is one survivor. That golfer will either face Jihee Kim or Lydia Ko, depending on how the computer splits up the co-medalists in the draw.
Six USGA champions failed to qualify, including the last two U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links champions, Brianna Do (2011) and Emily Tubert (2010). Also failing to advance were three-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi, 2009 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Martha Leach, 2010 USGA Senior Women's Amateur champion Mina Hardin and 2009 Senior Women's Amateur champion Sherry Herman.
Other notables who didn't advance were Marissa Dodd (2011 WAPL runner-up), 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up Dottie Ardina, 2010 Women's Mid-Am runner-up Carol Robertson, 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur tri-medalist Rachel Rohanna, 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up Karen Chung and 2010 Senior Women's Amateur runner-up Alexandra Frazier.
None of the 11 mid-amateurs (25 and over) survived the cut. Last year, only Stasi made the cut among the mid-amateurs in the field.
All five players from the most recent Curtis Cup Match did advance. They include Stephanie Kono and Tiffany Lua from the USA, and Sally Watson, Pamela Pretswell and Holly Clyburn from the Great Britain and Ireland side.
USGA champions Ariya Jutanugarn (2011 Girls' Junior), Kristen Park (2007 Girls' Junior), Doris Chen (2010 Girls' Junior), Amy Anderson (2009 Girls' Junior) and defending Women's Amateur champion Danielle Kang all advanced as well.
We'll update the playoff as we get results.