LOS ANGELES – Four of the five top seeds at the U.S. women’s amateur were still alive in the Round of 32. This number has dropped to zero after the last round of matchplay.
The top seeds were eliminated at Bel-Air Country Club on Thursday morning. The first to fall was Briana Chacon. She lost 4 and 2 against Catie, a rising Western Kentucky junior. Gianna Clemente lost to Anne Chen (4 and 3) a senior from Duke, who was the third seed. Gianna won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball in 2023 earlier this year. She advanced to the semi-finals of the U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship and won last weeks Junior PGA Championship.
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Katie Cranston, the fourth seed, also lost to Yana Wilson in 2022. Caroline Canales of UCLA, the fifth-seed, lost 4-3 to Taylor Riley, a freshman at LSU.
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No. No. Rachel Heck (9 and 4 over Rin Yoshida), and No.
The top seed is still No. Megan Schofill is a graduate student from Auburn. She was down 3 after 4, but she fought back and won 3 and 2. The No. Hailey Borja (no.7), who beat Sara Im by 1 to 1, is also moving on.
Latanna stone of LSU defeated Wake Forest’s Rachel Kuehn by 2 to 1. Kuehn, who is ranked seventh in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the second highest ranked player behind No. Anna Davis, the 5th seed in the field, won with a score of 3 and 2 to advance. She will now face Chen.
The quarterfinals are set for Friday’s afternoon quarterfinals after Thursday’s round of 16. The semi-finals will take place on Saturday, with the 36 hole final scheduled for Sunday.
The best matchups of the Round of 16
No. 8 Nikki Oh vs. No. Rachel Heck, 4:10 p.m. ET
No. No. 45 Latanna Stone, 4:20 p.m. ET