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Two Bay Area girls advance in match play at U
Girls’ Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.
Gary K. Girls’ Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club, advancing to the round of 32.
In a field of 64 girls from 23 states and 6 foreign countries, 19 of the competitors who advanced out of stroke play to match play were from California,
titleist 915 d3, but Cathrea and Scavo were the only Northern California golfers in today’s field.
Cathrea played what her father, Harry, called "bipolar golf" in her 82 66 stroke play rounds coming back after a high score in an early round to go low in the second round and advance. Her second round 66 which set a course record for Lake Merced Golf Club included 6 birdies and an eagle, the eagle coming in the form of a hole in one on the par 3 thirteenth hole. Cathrea’s ace was the second of the day on that hole, the first scored about an hour before by Marijosse Navarro of Mexico. Girls’ Junior Championship.
Cathrea took command of her match against Samantha Wagner, 15, of Windermere, FL early on, winning the first and second holes, and was 4 up by the sixth hole. Wagner came back in the middle of the round, winning holes 8 and 10 to get back to 2 down, but Cathrea put her foot down and won four of the last five holes to take the match, 5 and 3.
Kathleen Scavo went down by one on the second hole of her match against Lindsey McCurdy, 17, of Kyle, Texas, and was down two after the sixth hole. Fighting back with wins at holes 7 and 8, Scavo brought the match back to all square, went 1 down again when McCurdy won the ninth hole, but came back with wins at 10, 11 and 12 to go 2 up. McCurdy took a hole back at 13, when Scavo’s approach shot landed in a deep bunker on the left front of the green. Her recovery shot rolled well past the hole, stopping against the fringe some 30 feet away, and her return putt went as far past in the other direction. Two more putts saw her out of the hole in 6 to her opponent’s 4.
Unflustered by the setback at the 13th hole, Scavo maintained command for the remainder of the match,
titleist vokey sm5, and though McCurdy made some clutch putts over the closing holes to stay close, she couldn’t overtake her opponent. After a soaring approach shot to the elevated 18th green that ended up a mere 6 feet above the hole, McCurdy had one last chance to extend the match but her birdie putt slid past the hole on the high side, and the match was over.
Cathrea and Scavo tee off tomorrow in the round of 32, Cathrea facing Karen Chung,
titleist 915 d2, of Livingston,
titleist 915 d3, New Jersey,
titleist vokey sm5, at 7:18 AM; Scavo faces Nicole Morales, of South Salem, New York, at 8:21 AM.