Swann Bows Out in Quarterfinals at U.S. Women's Am
Kennedy Swan lost 1up to the No. 2 seed Valery Plata Saturday morning in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Swann, the No. 23 seed, won three matches en route to a quarterfinal appearance.
Against Plata, from Columbia, Swann held a 1up advantage through six holes. She eagled No. 3 to take the early lead, but gave that back after registering bogey on the very next hole. She retook the lead with birdie on No. 6 and held that edge until Plata took holes Nos. 9 and 10.
A birdie on No. 13, her third birdie consecutive birdie on a par 3, leveled the match again for Swann. Plata reclaimed the lead with a birdie on No. 15 and held on over the next three holes to finish on No. 18.
The U.S. Women's Amateur is set to conclude on Sunday with the championship match.
This is the seventh USGA championship to be conducted at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, including the 2006 Curtis Cup Match, the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur, the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball and last year’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.
The starting field will play 18 holes of stroke play on Aug. 10 and 11, one round each on Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails, after which the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers. Six rounds of match play begin on Aug. 12 and the championship concludes with a 36-hole final on Aug. 16.
The champion and runner-up will be exempt into the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, in San Diego, Calif.