UVA’s Riley Smyth falls in quarterfinals at U.S. Women’s Amateur
Alyaa Abdulghany defeated Smyth 2-up to advance to the afternoon’s semifinal matches.
Abdulghany grabbed a 3-up lead after seven holes before Symth won on No. 8 and No. 9 to cut into her lead at the turn. Abdulghany, a senior at USC, then won three of the next four holes to go 4-up. Smyth battled back with wins on No. 14 and 16 but Abdulghany matched Smyth’s birdie on the par-4 17th hole to close out the match.
The tournament was Smyth’s first USGA event. She tied for fourth place during the stroke play segment of the tournament that featured 132 players.
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