CHARLESTON, S.C. – Caroline Inglis’ impressive run at the U.S. Women’s Amateur finally came to an end Thursday as the sophomore University of Oregon women’s golfer was defeated in the round of 32. Inglis tied for 13th in stroke play competition and picked up an opening round match play victory yesterday, but fell short in the second round today. The competition is being held on the par-71 Country Club of Charleston.
15th-seeded Inglis took her match with Aurora Kan, a sophomore at Purdue University, down to the wire. Inglis was down just one with only the final hole remaining, but Kan won the 440-yard, par-four 18th to win the match, two up.
The Eugene, Ore., native had an impressive stay at the prestigious event. Inglis tied for 13th in the 156-player stroke player field. She followed her opening round 74 (+3) with a stellar two-under par round (69) to shoot a two-day total of 143 (+1). Inglis grabbed the No. 15 seed in match play competition and defeated Elizabeth Wang, 2 & 1, in the opening round.
Teammate Monica Petchakan also advanced to match play competition. Petchakan shot a 36-hole score of 149 (+7) in stroke play to advance in the field. She was defeated, 3 & 2, by fifth-seeded Brittany Fan in match play action yesterday.
Inglis and Petchakan helped lead Oregon to an NCAA Championship appearance last season. Inglis provided the team’s second lowest season scoring average (75.27) and competed in 11 tournaments. Petchakan, a native of Encino, Calif., had a 79.13 stroke average in eight tournaments last year.
Oregon will return five letter winners and welcome three incoming freshmen for the 2013-14 season. The Ducks open their fall season Sept. 14-15 with the Marry Fossum Invitational hosted by Michigan State.