Dambaugh, Wu, Tardy and Redding will vie for place in Pinehurst history
By Alex Podlogar
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – Make par.
If there was a rallying cry as match play wore on during the 113th Women’s North & South Amateur, it was that: Make pars.
And if you happen to make a lot of pars, you’re likely to keep playing.
As Pinehurst No. 2 continued to play difficult amidst July’s warm gusts of wind, a standout field of some of the best women’s amateurs was whittled down to four on Thursday. And, for most the part, the matches were won with a steady stream of pars.
“And in some cases, even bogeys,” said Anna Redding, the 2013 North & South Girls’ Junior champion, who advanced to Friday’s semifinals. “But definitely pars. Oh, I love pars.”
Even Kaitlyn Dambaugh, the No. 1 seed from the University of South Carolina and the only player to break par on No. 2 during the week, found that attrition by par was the path to victory. She won seven holes in her afternoon match against Muchin Keh, taking five of them with pars in her 4 & 2 victory. … Continue Reading