Alabama Golfers Knight, Stephenson and Gillman Advance to Match Play at U.S. Women’s Amateur
Alabama women’s golfers Cheyenne Knight, Lauren Stephenson and Kristen Gillman advance to the match play round of the U.S. Women’s Open with their performances in Tuesday’s second round at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa.
Stephenson and Gillman finished stroke play at even par while Knight finished at one-under par. Gillman will face Annika Clark of TCU in the opening round of match play at 11:10 a.m. (ET). Knight will meet Ashley Holder of UCF of at 11:30 a.m. Stephenson will face Bethany Wu of UCLA at 1:10 p.m. Wu finished 27th at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Winners will advance to Thursday’s second round.
Wednesday’s opening match play round will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 3 p.m. (ET).
The Crimson Tide’s Emma Talley became the first Alabama golfer to win the Women’s U.S. Amateur when she captured the title in 2013 at Charleston (S.C.) Country Club. Talley completed her senior season in May. Gillman won the event in 2014 as a 16-year old.