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The 1951 Ryder Cup at Pinehurst

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The 1951 Ryder Cup at Pinehurst didn’t have a lot of drama. That didn’t stop Skip Alexander’s hands from bleeding

BY ALEX PODLOGAR
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE TUFTS ARCHIVES

 

LOOK CLOSELY AT THE BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOS in the hall of the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse. The ones aged by time and history. The winning United States team at the 1951 Ryder Cup played on Pinehurst No. 2 stands together, smiles wide on their faces and nattily attired in light suits befitting the American South culture.

Captained by Sam Snead and led by Ben Hogan, the U.S. team had little trouble with their counterparts from Britain. The Americans won handily 9 ½-2 1/2, as The Wardrobe, Jimmy Demaret, capped perhaps the greatest Ryder Cup career in the game’s long history.

Wedged between Snead and Hogan is Skip Alexander, a rising star on the fledgling PGA Tour and a former All-American from nearby Duke University. At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Alexander can’t be missed, his hair slicked back in the fashion of the day, his glasses crystal clear.

Hidden, though, are Alexander’s hands.

Skip Alexander with his wife Kitty and daughter Carol Ann.

“It was a whole new life.”

SKIP ALEXANDER HAD BEEN TO PINEHURST before. He won the prestigious North and South Amateur in 1941 in the midst of a collegiate career that led to his enshrinement in the Duke Hall of Fame. He won twice on the PGA Tour in 1948, finishing fifth on the money list with $18,000 in earnings. Alexander had no trouble making the 1949 Ryder Cup team.

None of it was easy, though. Especially with a young family in tow.

The Civil Air Patrol offered Alexander a lift. It was the kind of break only a star would get.

“In ’49 I restructured my life and it was kind of tough traveling,” Alexander told members of the St. Petersburg Country Club many years later. “We traveled with the baby in ’50. We had a suitcase that made into a bed, so we did all right. But it was a whole new life. We had several long hops (by car), for instance, from Tucson to San Antonio, Texas. That was one of the big ones. And from Houston to Philadelphia, that was another one. The tour didn’t have much money at that time. I hate to say this, but I was fifth-leading money winner one year and made $18,000 or a little more. And the leading-money winner made $27,000 or $32,000. So we had to make the cut and finish in the top 10 to even stay out on the tour. We (tour players) were just a group of vagabonds traveling together. We were a close-knit group (of 75-85 players) cuttin’ up the same pie every week.”

Nearly through the 1950 season, Alexander continued to keep pace with the game’s greats. Snead. Hogan. Byron Nelson. Cary Middlecoff. All winners on Pinehurst No. 2 somewhere along the line. Alexander was in elite company, and after finishing sixth at the Kansas City Open in late September, he was eighth on the money list.

Alexander, though, was ready for a break. An exhibition trip to South America was looming. But he needed to see his young family, which had stayed home this time, in North Carolina. The Civil Air Patrol, with three officers ready to take off from Kansas City to Louisville, offered Alexander a lift. The date was Sept. 24, 1950.

It was the kind of break only a star would get.

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“We almost made it.”

NEARING EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, the small plane’s reserve fuel tank malfunctioned. This was fatal. The plane was going down.

“Since we were near the Evansville airport, we banked in to land and almost made it, crashing on the edge of the field,” Alexander told the St. Petersburg Evening Independent’s John Steen on Jan. 16, 1951. “The next thing I remember was trying to force my way out of the cabin door and meeting a wall of flames. I quickly shut the door and opened it again, running out of the wreck on my broken left ankle. I guess I got about 50 yards before I collapsed and the fuel tank exploded.”

His flesh melting from the fire, Alexander raced those 50 yards in about 20 seconds before the plane disintegrated.

He was the only one who made it out of the plane, the three CAP officers killed. But he wasn’t out of the woods yet.

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“(Doctors) took a knuckle out and fused the (remaining) two knuckles together so they would fit a golf club.”

ALEXANDER SPENT THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS in hospitals before finally being released from Duke University Hospital on Feb. 28, 1951. In all, he would endure 17 surgeries as a result of the crash.

On the day he was released, Alexander accepted the head golf professional position at Lakewood Country Club in Florida, his residence. His career thought over, Wilson Sporting Goods renewed his sponsorship contract as a Christmas gift. Nelson, Middlecoff, Clay Heafner and Orville Wright organized a golf match to benefit the Carolinas’ PGA Skip Alexander $10,000 Fund.

But to Alexander, he wasn’t done. His 726 points toward the ’51 Ryder Cup team had a chance to hold up.

But to Alexander, he wasn’t done. His 726 points toward the ’51 Ryder Cup team had a chance to hold up.

“Only his deep blue eyes were the same when he emerged,” wrote The St. Petersburg Times Sports Editor Bill Beck. “They appeared in usual quizzical, friendly fashion from a scar-tissue face that would have put a lesser man on a psychiatrist’s couch. His hands were twisted so that his fingers stuck out at odd angles like the scarecrow’s in the Wizard of Oz. But he served notice on the golfing world that he would take up the tournament trail again after a Winter’s rest.”

But to play, Alexander needed those fingers fixed. The doctors complied.

“My hands were all burned and (now) they’re all skin-grafted,” Alexander recalled to the country club. “The extensors and (other) parts of the fingers were contracted so (tightly) that I didn’t have any openings. The doctors opened them up. They took a knuckle out and fused the (remaining) two knuckles together so they would fit a golf club.”

Months of rehabilitation still awaited him. But Alexander pressed on. He wanted to play again.

“I was a little fire running away from a big fire,” Alexander told Beck of the crash.

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“Yes, I can play.”

THE NINTH PLAYING OF THE RYDER CUP 65 YEARS AGO was vastly different than the intense worldwide multimedia event it is today. In early November of 1951, only 30 correspondents, including just three from London and three from Scotland, descended on Pinehurst. There were estimates of a mere 6,000 spectators for Sunday’s singles matches, and even as the Cup was being contested, visiting golfers continued to play on Pinehurst courses No. 1 and 3, and on nine holes of No. 4.

It was high season for Pinehurst, and Pinehurst owner Richard Tufts found himself in the unenviable position of being forced to turn away nearly 600 potential guests. But Pinehurst No. 2, which had been closed for three months in preparation for hosting the Ryder Cup, was ready for the game’s greatest, according to famed British golf correspondent Henry Longhurst.

“It was cold and (Dutch) Harrison got sick and Snead came to me and said, ‘Can you play?’” -Skip Alexander

“With the grass about three inches thick on the fairways and the ground untrodden for three months, at 7,007 yards on the card and playing more like 9,000, it was murder — brassies, brassies all the way, as the poet might have said — and it was not long before my partner and I agreed upon it as an admirable battlefield for the Sneads and Mangrums of this world but no fit stomping ground for aging investment brokers and golf correspondents.”

Fourteen months removed from a horrifying plane crash, and just eight months since finally being released from the hospital, it was unclear whether Alexander was ready for such a world class competition. He had played a smattering of tournaments leading up to the Ryder Cup to secure his position on the team, but Alexander was one of two players on the 10-man U.S. squad held out of play during Friday’s team matches.

On Saturday, the teams took a break in play, with many of them instead traveling to Chapel Hill to watch a football game between Tennessee and North Carolina.

“They said, ‘In North Carolina when Carolina plays Tennessee in a football game on Saturday, nobody watches golf,’” Alexander recalled decades later. “So they took the day off and we all went to the football game.”

Tennessee won 27-0, but the Tar Heels weren’t the only casualty.

“It was cold and (Dutch) Harrison got sick and Snead came to me and said, ‘Can you play?’” Alexander said. “I told him, ‘Yes, I can play.’”

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Skip Alexander, at left, stands with Ben Hogan (center) and Jackie Burke during the 1951 Ryder Cup at Pinehurst.

“My hands were bleeding.”

THE AMERICANS ENTERED SUNDAY’S singles matches with a 3-1 lead following Friday’s play. Still, the Cup would be decided with the 36-hole singles matches, and Snead had to tread carefully. He still needed 3 ½ points for the U.S. to retain the Cup, and the Americans had not lost it since 1933.

Perhaps protecting Alexander or maybe to get into his opponent’s head, Snead paired Alexander against Britain’s top player, John Panton, who had topped the Order of Merit and won the Vardon Trophy. Panton, a member of three Ryder Cup teams, would finish his career with 38 professional victories. Years later, like the “Arnold Palmer,” Panton had a beverage named after him. The mix of non-alcoholic ginger beer and a dash of lime cordial was named the “John Panton.”

“I don’t know whether Snead knew that I was going to play … and (Sam) was just forfeiting the match or leading the lambs to the slaughter.” -Skip Alexander

All things considered, Alexander didn’t see the logic in the matchup.

“I don’t know whether Snead knew that I was going to play … and (Sam) was just forfeiting the match or leading the lambs to the slaughter,” Alexander told the St. Petersburg Country Club. “But having to play their No. 1 man, I wouldn’t have been the choice. I’d have had Hogan play him.”

Alexander didn’t know whether he could even finish 36 holes. He had never played a 36-hole match before.

It turned out he didn’t have to.

His hands bleeding throughout the match, Alexander pulled off one of the most unlikely upsets in the playing of the Ryder Cup. Beating Panton 8 & 7, Alexander helped the Americans clinch the Cup with the most lopsided match in the event’s history to that point.

Even Alexander couldn’t believe it.

“I was all bandaged up; my hands were bleeding,” he told the country club. “I played John Panton, the Vardon Trophy winner, Order of Merit winner, leading money winner and everything. I’d never walked 36 holes before that, and it was a 36-hole match. So I took off, and every time I played a hole, I wondered if I could play the next. But it worked out all right (chuckling). I beat him 8 & 7, which as I heard, was the biggest margin that anybody had won by. … I three-putted No. 10 though, in that afternoon round, or I might have won 9 & 8. I remember wondering if that was the beginning of the end and I wouldn’t win another hole.”

He was right. Alexander never won again.

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Skip Alexander (left) with Clayton Heafner.

“Borrowed courage”

LAUDED THROUGH MUCH OF THE NEXT YEAR, Alexander was honored in January by Philadelphia sportswriters as the “Most Courageous Athlete” of 1951.

The Associated Press covered the event:

“His face lined with scars and his fingers, which once controlled some of golf’s best shotmaking, still bent and bruised, Alexander told some 1,300 diners that he owed part of his recovery to letters and telegrams of encouragement from people all over the nation. ‘It was sort of borrowed courage,’ he said.”

Alexander went on.

“Skip smiles under that new ear and eye lid and refuses to consider anything but an ever-brightening future.” – Oscar Fraley, AP Columnist

“It was undoubtedly my sporting instinct, that natural effort to win against all odds, that helped carry me through my recent trying days,” he told the audience. “My faith in the doctors and the unflinching encouragement of my wife, plus the thought of our 2-year-old daughter, carried me past many discouraging moments.”

Still he expected more in golf. Alexander envisioned a return to the Tour, but soon found he could no longer compete regularly at the highest level.

“I played in a couple of Masters, but didn’t have any success playing on the Tour after the accident,” he said.

Alexander never left golf. He settled in at Lakewood, now known as the St. Petersburg Country Club, where he served as the head golf professional for 34 years — the job he was given as he rose from his Duke University Hospital bed for the last time. In addition to the Duke Hall of Fame, Alexander has been enshrined in the North Carolina Hall of Fame and the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame. Alexander’s son Buddy won the U.S. Amateur in 1986 and eventually became the head golf coach at the University of Florida, leading the Gators to two national championships.

Skip Alexander passed away in 1997, leaving behind a legacy in golf – and the Ryder Cup – few can match.

Associated Press columnist Oscar Fraley couldn’t have been more prescient on March 4, 1952, when he wrote, “Skip smiles under that new ear and eye lid and refuses to consider anything but an ever-brightening future.”

In a frame on the wall of Pinehurst’s historic clubhouse, the smile never fades.

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Golf Channel’s Morning Drive features Pinehurst regional of Drive,Chip & Putt

Over the weekend, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club hosted the first regional qualifier for the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. It’s always special for us at Pinehurst to see kids compete and play golf.

The Golf Channel covered the regional, and featured its report on Morning Drive on Thursday.

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How to make Payne Stewart’s famed putt at Pinehurst

There’s a secret to making Payne Stewart’s famed putt to win the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

You see, Payne knew something no one else can see.

But Pinehurst’s Willie McRae knows it. So does Eddie Mac.

So do all the Pinehurst caddies.

Want to make Payne’s putt?

Watch the video.

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Kristen Gillman adds North & South Amateur Championship to her U.S. Women’s Amateur crown

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Kristen Gillman won the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur on Pinehurst No. 2 on Friday. (Photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)

Gillman, who won the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur, defeats Katelyn Dambaugh 3&2 to win the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur

BY ALEX PODLOGAR      

MATCH PLAY BRACKET

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – Nothing could slow down Kristen Gillman at the Women’s North & South Amateur.

Not Pinehurst No. 2.

Not one of the best college players in the country.

Not even lightning and driving rain.

Gillman, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, continued her brilliant roll through the 114th playing of Pinehurst’s storied tournament, carding three birdies in seven holes on the back nine to turn away South Carolina All-American Katelyn Dambaugh 3&2 on Friday.

“It’s an awesome feeling,” said Gillman, who became the first U.S. Women’s Amateur champion to also win the North & South since Danielle Kang accomplished the feat in 2011. “Everyone wants to win every tournament they play, but this one is really big. This is a tournament everyone wants to play and win.”

How Gillman won the coveted Putter Boy trophy will go down as one of the most dominant performances in the championship’s history, which dates back to 1903. While Gillman was just the ninth seed in match play and won 1-up to survive the Round of 16, she was lights out from there. Gillman won her last three matches 7&6, 6&5 and then was in control of the championship match against Dambaugh, leading 3-up after just 11 holes.

Gillman did all of that on famed Pinehurst No. 2, home to more single golf championships than any other site in America.

“I thought I played pretty well,” said Dambaugh, who was the runner-up for the Annika Award, given to the top women’s collegiate golfer. “But Kristen did a really, really good job.”

Dambaugh had her opportunities early in match as Gillman’s short game sputtered, and even led 1-up after the 7th hole.

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Kristen Gillman chips during the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur in Pinehurst. (Photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)

But Gillman won the next four holes, winning 8 and 9 with pars before birdies on 10 and 11, the latter of which came on a 25-foot putt after she had missed the fairway for the first time in the match.

“I was just really tired in the beginning and lost my focus,” Gillman said of her start. “My caddie (Pinehurst caddie Kevin Kristy) gave me a little pep talk, saying, ‘This is the last match. Just don’t give up. Leave everything out here.’ That got me focused again.”

Just, though, as everything was rolling again for Gillman, in came rolling thunder and clouds. Play was suspended for 2 ½ hours for rain and lightning with the players around the 12th green.

But it didn’t faze Gillman, who spent the time scrolling through old photos on her mother’s phone with her sister Emily.

“We did that and watched the lightning,” said the 18-year old, who will attend powerhouse Alabama next month. “The delay went by really fast for me.”

The break seemed to reignite Dambaugh, who made terrific par saves from greenside bunkers on 12 and 13 to stay in the match. Dambaugh’s approach at 13 appeared to be perfect but came up just short, burying under the lip. Somehow, though, Dambaugh hacked it out to 18 feet, where she made the putt to grab some momentum.

But even that didn’t sway Gillman.

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Katelyn Dambaugh hits a tee shot during the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur in Pinehurst. (Photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)

“She’s a great, great player,” Gillman said of Dambaugh. “I knew she wasn’t going to leave without a fight. I expected that to happen.”

And so Gillman stayed aggressive, hitting a beautiful tee shot to about 20 feet on the par-3 15th, where she nearly won the match as her birdie try brushed the side of the cup.

On the par-5 16th, playing first from the fairway, Gillman still didn’t shy away from the stage, reaching the green in two with a piercing fairway metal.

Dambaugh’s second shot finished just short of the green, and  after her chip rolled by, Gillman nearly sank her eagle try, leading Dambaugh to concede the birdie and the match.

It was a match that lived up to the stature of the two participants. Both among the highest ranking amateur players in the world, Gillman and Dambaugh combined to hit 22 of 26 fairways and 22 of 32 greens on Donald Ross’ perilous gem. Gillman, in the end, was even par through 16 and both players played the last five holes in 1-under, halving each of them.

“Kristen had it going for her today,” Dambaugh said. “She was outstanding.”

The Women’s North & South Amateur is the longest consecutively running amateur championship in the United States. North & South champions are among the legends of the game: Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey as well as Brandie Burton, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.

As much as the North & South is a championship with a great past, it also continues to foster a great legacy. Ten of the last 13 Amateur champions have joined the LPGA Tour, three of whom have won major championships – Pressel, Tseng and as of Sunday, Lang, who won the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open.

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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pinehurst No. 2

ROUND OF 16

No. 16 Anna Redding d. No. 1 August Kim, 2&1

No. 9 Kristen Gillman d. No. 8 Kelly Grassel, 1up

No. 4 Jennifer Chang d. No. 13 Brooke Graebe, 3&2

No. 12 Sydney Needham d. No. 5 Cecily Overbey 2&1

No. 15 Malia Nam d. No. 2 Maddie Szeryk, 3&1

No. 7 Jaclyn Lee d. No. 10 Alice Chen, 5&4

No. 14 Yujeong Son d. No. 3 Emilia Migliaccio, 2&1

No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh d. No. 6 Kacie Komoto, 2up

QUARTERFINALS

No. 9 Kristen Gillman d. No. 16 Anna Redding , 7&6

No. 4 Jennifer Chang d. No. 12 Sydney Needham, 4&3

No. 15 Malia Nam d. No. 7 Jaclyn Lee, 2&1

No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh d. No. 14 Yujeong Son, 5&3

Friday, July 15, 2016

SEMIFINALS

No. 9 Kristen Gillman d. No. 4 Jennifer Chang, 6&5

No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh d. No. 15 Malia Nam, 1up

CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 9 Kristen Gillman d. No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh, 3&2

 

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Former U.S. Amateur champ gunning for a victory at Pinehurst

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Kristen Gillman, who won the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur, has her sights set on a win at Pinehurst in the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur.

Kristen Gillman won the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur and advances to the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur semifinals

BY ALEX PODLOGAR       

MATCH PLAY BRACKET

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – Kristen Gillman has already won the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Now she’ll try to win at Pinehurst.

Gillman, who defeated LPGA Tour star Brooke Henderson to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur in at Nassau Country Club, needed a birdie on 16 to narrowly win her Round of 16 match before romping past Anna Redding 7 & 6 in the afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the 114th Women’s North & South Amateur on Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday.

It was a brilliant performance in a storied championship that has tested the world’s best amateurs. Gillman made three birdies in 12 holes against Redding, leading 3up through four holes and 6up through 9 to beat Redding, who earlier in the day had knocked off medalist and No. 1 seed August Kim 2 & 1.

Kristen Gillman with the Robert Cox Trophy after winning the final round of match play at the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)

Kristen Gillman with the Robert Cox Trophy after winning the final round of match play at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)

“Anna’s a really good player, and she didn’t play badly,” said Gillman, who will begin her freshman season at powerhouse Alabama next month. “It’s just that I had three birdies in 12 holes, and on this course, if you get a birdie, you’re probably going to win the whole.”

She’ll play another top junior, Jennifer Chang, in the semifinal on Friday at 7 a.m. The fourth-seeded Chang is the highest remaining seed after the 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 seeds all fell in the Round of 16.

“I don’t know Kristen, but I know of her,” said Chang, of nearby Cary. “I know she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur. That’s some really tough competition, but I’m looking forward to it.”

Gillman, still only 18, is hopeful to add a Putter Boy to her already stuffed trophy case on the course that hosted the 1989 U.S. Women’s  Amateur and the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.

“The Women’s North & South is just a really great event,” she said. “It’s really prestigious and one of the biggest amateur tournaments. It’s always nice to play in the biggest events I can, and that’s what led me here.

“All the history – the U.S. Opens, Payne Stewart – it’s all here.”

But she’ll have to get by Chang, who’s been one of the steadiest players all week and has been comfortable on No. 2 in her second North & South.

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“I feel like I’m at home, being only an hour away,” said the 16-year-old who has committed to play for Southern California. “I know the course very well, and I love Donald Ross. I have a lot of experience here.”

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Jennifer Chang tees off at the Women’s North & South Amateur. (Photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)

Katelyn Dambaugh has plenty of experience at Pinehurst now as well. The top-ranked player in the field when the tournament began, Dambaugh may be the 11th seed in match play, but she’s perhaps the most formidable player remaining. She’s also back in the North & South semifinals for the second consecutive year after cruising past another highly regarded junior, Yujeong Son, 5 &3 in the quarterfinals.

“It’s such a prestigious place, and it would be such an honor to win at a place like this with such great history.”

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One of the best players in amateur golf, South Carolina’s Katelyn Dambaugh, returns to the Women’s North & South Amateur semifinals. (Photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)

An All-American at South Carolina and the runner-up to win the Annika Award, given each year to the top women’s collegiate player, Dambaugh is playing her first tournament since the NCAA Championship. She began the week viewing the North & South as a tuneup for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Amateur.

But now?

“Might as well try to win it, right?” she joked.

Another rising junior stands in the way, though. Malia Nam, who took out second-seeded Maddie Szeryk in the Round of 16 3&1, hit her tee shot to 2 feet on the par-3 17th to close out Jaclyn Lee 2&1 and advance to the semifinals.

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Malia Nam tees off to start her round at the Women’s North & South Amateur on Pinehurst No. 2. (Photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)

This weekend, Nam will compete in the U.S. Junior Girls Championship, a USGA event.

“In the beginning, my goal was just to make match play,” said the No. 15 seed. “For me to make the semifinals, well, it’s unexpected.”

The Women’s North & South Amateur is the longest consecutively running amateur championship in the United States. North & South champions are among the legends of the game: Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey as well as Brandie Burton, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.

As much as the North & South is a championship with a great past, it also continues to foster a great legacy. Ten of the last 13 Amateur champions have joined the LPGA Tour, three of whom have won major championships – Pressel, Tseng and as of Sunday, Lang, who won the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open.

114TH WOMEN’S NORTH & SOUTH AMATEUR

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pinehurst No. 2

ROUND OF 16

No. 16 Anna Redding d. No. 1 August Kim, 2&1

No. 9 Kristen Gillman d. No. 8 Kelly Grassel, 1up

No. 4 Jennifer Chang d. No. 13 Brooke Graebe, 3&2

No. 12 Sydney Needham d. No. 5 Cecily Overbey 2&1

No. 15 Malia Nam d. No. 2 Maddie Szeryk, 3&1

No. 7 Jaclyn Lee d. No. 10 Alice Chen, 5&4

No. 14 Yujeong Son d. No. 3 Emilia Migliaccio, 2&1

No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh d. No. 6 Kacie Komoto, 2up

QUARTERFINALS

No. 9 Kristen Gillman d. No. 16 Anna Redding , 7&6

No. 4 Jennifer Chang d. No. 12 Sydney Needham, 4&3

No. 15 Malia Nam d. No. 7 Jaclyn Lee, 2&1

No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh d. No. 14 Yujeong Son, 5&3

Friday, July 15, 2016

SEMIFINALS

No. 9 Kristen Gillman vs. No. 4 Jennifer Chang, 7 a.m.

No. 15 Malia Nam vs. No. 11 Katelyn Dambaugh, 7:08 a.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

TBD, noon

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