Some interesting match-play notes:
The average age of the match-play field is 42.5 years of age, down slightly from the 43.5 average of the stroke-play field. The championship's oldest and youngest competitors - Paige Bromen (25) and Deby Anderson (60) - both advanced.
Several players have birthdays over the remaining days of the championship and could give themselves a wonderful birthday present by winning. Ellen Port and Sydney Wells will both celebrate their 50th birthdays on Sept. 21, while Leigh Klasse will celebrate her 52nd on Sept. 22, the day of the championship final.
Fourteen players are between the ages of 25 and 29. Twelve players are between the ages of 30 and 39, while 17 players are between the ages of 40 and 49. Twenty players are between the ages of 50 and 59, and there is one player at age 60.
There are 27 states represented in the match-play field: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. California has the most representatives with eight, followed by Texas with seven.
There are five countries represented: Canada, Japan, Mexico, Sri Lanka and the United States.
Six past champions remain in the field: Carolyn Creekmore (2004 Senior Women's Amateur); Virginia Grimes (1994 Women's Mid-Amateur); Martha Leach (2009 Women's Mid-Amateur); Port (1995, 1996, 2000 Women's Mid-Amateur); Meghan Stasi (2006, 2007, 2010 Women's Mid-Amateur); and Corey Weworski (2004 Women's Mid-Amateur).
There are also several team champions, Curtis Cup Team members and captains remaining: Robin Burke (1998 Curtis Cup Team); Laura Coble (2005, 2009 Women's State Team); Patricia Cornett (1978, 1988 Curtis Cup Team; 2012 Curtis Cup captain); Grimes (1998, 2000, 2006 Curtis Cup Team; 1997 Women's State Team); Klasse (2001 Women's State Team); Noreen Mohler (1978 Curtis Cup Team; 2010 Curtis Cup captain); Port (1994, 1996 Curtis Cup Team); Thuhashini Selvaratnam (2007 Women's State Team); and Stasi (2008 Curtis Cup Team).