So far it's been a great day for American players at the Women's Amateur. Elyse Smidinger of Crofton, Md., had the biggest victory, taking out stroke-play co-medalist and No. 1 seed Jihee Kim of Korea, 2 and 1. Brooke Pancake of Chattanooga, Tenn., defeated Australian Breanna Elliott, 1 up, and then Nicole Morales, 15, of South Salem, N.Y., rallied from two holes down with two to play to beat the other Aussie in the match-play draw, Emma De Groot, in 19 holes. Morales made three consecutive birdies from No. 16 and then won the 19th hole with a par when De Groot lipped out a 6-footer.
Tiffany Lim, who made the 36-hole cut at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, then defeated Xi Yu Lin of the People's Republic of China, 1 up.
Canada's Christina Wong is the only international golfer to so far advance. She defeated Courtney Gunter, 4 and 3.