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Mahon advances Lewis eliminated at North-South

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Mahon advances Lewis eliminated at North-South

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas golfer Courtney Mahon advanced to the second round of match play at the 103rd North and South Women’s Amateur Championship in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., Wednesday, while teammate Stacy Lewis was eliminated. Mahon cruised into match play after tying for 26th following two rounds of stroke play. Mahon carded a 152 (73-79) despite poor weather conditions that forced a three-hour rain delay Tuesday. She rallied Wednesday defeating Melissa Sneller of Hollard, Mich., five and four. Lewis, who tore up the course at Pinehurst on Monday, finished tied for second at the conclusion of stroke play. The Woodlands, Texas, native carded an opening round 68 followed by a second-day, rain-suspended 75 for 143. Lewis had to finish the second round Wednesday morning and then comeback for her first round of match play. Lewis was eliminated by Nancy Mountacastle of Durham, N.C., two-up. Mahon returns to the links Thursday facing top-seeded Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., at 8:30 a.m., Central. Pressel downed her opponent three and two. Mahon has had a great summer winning the Kansas and Missouri state amateur titles already this year. Stroke play was suspended due to weather Tuesday with 25 golfers, including Lewis and senior-to-be Sarah Trew, still out on the course. The duo, along with several others, finished up only to find a 13-player tie for the 64th spot in match play. Lady’Back Amanda McCurdy was one of those 13. McCurdy played valiantly until the end, going seven holes before falling to Georgia’s Kelly Froelich for the final spot. Trew and senior-to-be Lindsey Hinshaw also did not make the cut. For more information about Arkansas golf log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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