Smyth’s big comeback allows UVA golfer to advance at U.S. Amateur

new uva logoThanks to a late comeback, Virginia junior Riley Smyth advanced to the round of 32 in match play at the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship taking place at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.

After tying for fourth place in stroke play, Smyth faced off against former Pepperdine player Katherine Zhu in the round of 64 of match play. The two players posted identical scores on their first nine holes before Zhu picked up wins on No. 10 and No. 11 to go 2-up. She maintained that lead for the next two holes before Smyth engineered the comeback.

Smyth made par on No. 14 while Zhu posted a bogey and then used birdies on No. 15 and No. 16 to pick up two more wins and take a 1-up lead that she maintained for the final two holes.

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