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The Match-Play Field at a Glance


| Sep 12, 2016 | Erie, Pa.

Brenda Corrie Kuehn watched her daughter play in the U.S. Girls' Junior two months ago. Now, she's into match play at The Kahkwa Club. (USGA/Fred Vuich)

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Home

The 132-player field for the 30th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship was whittled to exactly 64 players – with no need for a playoff – after Sunday’s second round of stroke play. Co-medalists Shannon Johnson, of Norton, Mass., and Julia Potter, of Indianapolis, Ind., completed 36 holes at 1-over-par 145 marking just the fourth time in championship history that there was not a solo medalist.

Two of the four players from the host state of Pennsylvania to qualify are squaring off in the Round of 64, at 8:39 a.m.: No. 32 seed Katrin Wolfe, of Johnstown, and No. 33 seed Lisa McGill, of Philadelphia. McGill, 57, is the oldest player to advance to match play.

The two players from South America who qualified for match play – No. 29 Paloma Nunez, of Ecuador, and No. 36 Liliana Ruiz, of Colombia, are meeting in the opening round, at 9:51 a.m.

Other information on the 64 survivors of the stroke-play cut, which came at 18-over-par 162.

  • Youngest player is Alex Carl, 25
           o   Four 25-year-olds made the cut, including Lauren Greenlief, who turns 26 on Tuesday
  • Average age is 39.6, down from 43.1 for the entire field

  • Six countries represented – Australia (1), Canada (5), Colombia (1), Ecuador (1), Mexico (1), USA (55)

  • 27 states represented – Alabama (1), California (6), Colorado (1), Florida (6), Georgia (3), Hawaii (1), Idaho (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (1), Maine (1), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri (3), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (3), Ohio (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (2), Texas (3), Virginia (1), Wisconsin (1)

  • 10 exempt players (everyone in the starting field who was exempt from sectional qualifying) and 54 qualifiers

  • 23 reinstated amateurs

  • Seven USGA champions

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