PINEHURST, N.C. - University of Arkansas sophomore-to-be Emma Lavy notched a first round win at the 109th North and South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina Wednesday.
Lavy, a Fayetteville, Ark., native, defeated Isabel Han 3 and 2 in the first round of the 64-player tournament.
Lavy lost the first hole but squared the match on the second hole when her opponent tripled the second hole. Lavy took the lead on the fourth hole when she pared the fourth, 503-yard and Han bogied the hole.
Lavy took a two hole lead on the sixth and held on through the turn. Han won the 10th hole but Lavy rallied winning the 14th before finishing the match winning the 16th hole.
Lavy faces Jaye Marie Green of Florida in her second round match at 8:46 a.m. Thursday.
Redshirt freshman Rachel Carpenter of Suffolk, Va., also took part in the North and South dropping her opening round match, 7 and 6 to Lisa McCloskey of Malibu, Calif., to be eliminated from play.
The tournament continues through the weekend and live stats are available on golfstat.com.
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