Anika misses out match play spot at US Women’s Amateur Championship

Rockville Maryland, August 6

Anika Varma bounced again strongly within the final six holes of her second spherical however missed out on qualifying for the match play of the US Women’s Amateur Championship, falling quick by only one shot.

The second spherical, delayed to Wednesday as a result of hurricane on Tuesday, was performed in extraordinarily powerful situations and the course was very tight as solely seven gamers had been beneath par after 36 holes.          The teen golfer, Anika, who is predicated in Sacramento, is the primary Indian to play the US Women’s Amateur Championship.

She had a tough first 9 on the again stretch of the Woodmont Country Club, as she gave away two bogeys and two doubles after ranging from the 10th.

That value her closely despite the fact that she discovered birdies on the 4th, fifth and eighth holes in opposition to one lone bogey on seventh within the final six holes.

A birdie on ninth, her closing gap, would have gotten her right into a play-off to find out the ultimate spots in match play. She completed at 4-over 76 for a complete of 7-over 151.

Sixteen gamers at 6-over went right into a play-off for six spots as Anika was stranded at 7-over.

Despite not qualifying for the subsequent stage, it was a fantastic expertise for Anika because the situations had been very powerful and demanding.

Three different gamers of Indian origin obtained into the 64 who get to compete in match play. Indian-American Megha Ganne (71-76) was tied-26th, whereas Indian origin gamers South Africa’s Kajal Mistry (81-69) and Gurleen Kaur (78-72) of US, got here by way of the play-off.

Rachel Heck, who made the minimize on the 2017 US Women’s Open as a 15-year-old, took the medallist honours as she topped the stroke play part with rounds of 69-71.

Her 36-hole complete of 4-under 140 made her one among simply seven gamers to interrupt par in stroke play, the fewest since 2014. PTI

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