CHARLESTON, S.C. -- University of Oregon women’s golfers Caroline Inglis and Monica Petchakan advanced to match play competition Tuesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur after two stroke play rounds. Inglis and Petchakan are two of 65 amateurs out of the 156-player field to survive the cut at the prestigious event. Action is being held at The Country Club of Charleston, a par-71, 6,488-yard course.
Inglis, a sophomore hailing from Eugene, tied for 13th in stroke play competition after carding two impressive rounds. Inglis shot a 3-over par, 73, on Monday before breaking par today with a 2-under, 69. She sits at 1-over-par on the tournament. Inglis placed runner-up at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Amateur last week.
Petchakan fired a two-round total of 149 (+7) to survive the 8-over cut. The Encino, Calif., native shot an opening round 76 (+5), and carded a 2-over, 73, in today’s round.
Inglis and Petchakan, who led the Ducks to an NCAA Championship appearance last season, will compete in the first round of match play Wednesday. The U.S. Amateur champion and winner of the Cox Trophy will be announced Sunday following the match play championship match.