The first spherical of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur wrapped up Thursday morning at Champions Retreat Golf Club, exterior of Augusta, Georgia.
Overnight leader Kate Smith, who was 4 under par via 12 holes when play was suspended Wednesday as a result of of inclement climate, bogeyed Nos. 13 and 14, then double-bogeyed the par-4 16th for an even-par 72.
That put the Nebraska senior two pictures off the 18-hole lead, held by Arizona State sophomore Linn Grant and Houston sophomore Karen Fredgaard.
(*1*) | Full coverage
Four players within the 82-person subject broke par within the opening spherical. Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Rose Zhang shot 71, as did South Carolina’s Ana Peláez Triviño.
The second spherical started as the primary spherical was concluding, at 7:45 a.m. ET on Thursday. The prime 30 players after Round 2 will qualify for Saturday’s ultimate spherical at Augusta National Golf Club. A playoff will break any ties on the 30th place and can be watched live on Golf Channel.
There is not any match play scheduled for Friday as all match contributors – those that made the lower and people who didn’t – will get to follow at Augusta National.