UVA’s Riley Smyth advances to match play at U.S. Amateur
Smyth finished the 36-hole stroke play portion of the tournament tied for fourth place at 1-under 143. She was one of just seven players in the 132-competitor field to shoot under par. Smyth opened her first USGA championship event by shooting 4-under 68 and followed that up with a 3-over 75 on Wednesday.
The second round was moved to Wednesday after inclement weather canceled Tuesday’s play.
Former Cavalier standout Lauren Greenlief was one of 14 golfers involved in a playoff for the final four sports in the 64-player match play field following the conclusion of stroke play.
Greenlief posted a second-round score of 2-over 74 to tie for 59th place at 6-over 150. She shot 4-over 76 during the opening round. This is Greenlief’s eighth appearance at the U.S. Amateur. Her best finish was reaching the quarterfinals in 2018.
Greenlief, who is a principal at The Boston Consulting Group in the Washington, D.C., won the USGA’s 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title.
Stanford’s Rachel Heck finished first in the stroke play to capture medalist honors at 4-umder 140.
The 64 players who advanced to match play will compete Thursday. The remainder of the tournament schedule will be announced later. The tournament is scheduled through Sunday, with a 36-hole final.
The Golf Channel will begin its live coverage on Thursday at 4 p.m.