Golf Update: Lee Loses 2 & 1 at U.S. Women’s Amateur

UPDATE: A 3-hole deficit after four holes was too much to overcome for Silverdale’s Erynne Lee, who lost 2 and 1 to Jessica Korda in the round of 16 the U.S. Women’s Amateur in St. Louis. Korda closed out the match on the 17th hole with a par. Lee bogeyed the hole, her fifth of the match. She also had three birdies, but Korda matched her birdies on No. 9 and No. 16.

Erynne Lee lost the first two holes and was 3 down through four holes in her round of 16 match against Bradenton, Fla.’s Jessica Korda at the
U.S. Women’s Amateur. The Silverdale teenager got back to 1 down but lost the 13th hole and is currently 2 down with fives holes to play

The winner moves on to Friday’s quarterfinals. Lee was a semifinalist a year ago. Korda and Lee are both 16 years old.

At the PGA stop in Reno, Troy Kelly’s off to a good start. He shot a 2-under 70 at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open and is currently tied for ninth. There’s still a lot of players on the course, and he’s likely to drop in the standings. Still, it was a solid round. In relation to par, the 2-under round equals his third best score this year. His best rounds were a 4-under 66 in the Sony Open in Hawaii and a 3-under 69 at SilverRock Golf Club during the third round of the Bob Hope Classic. Those were the first two tournaments of the year. This is his 15th tournament and Kelly is looking to make his third cut.

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