U.S. Women's Amateur decided in excruciating style with stunning lip-out
Gabriella Ruffels' remarkable run at the U. Women's Amateur ended with a painful lip-out. An upstart winner, a defending champion denied, an all-day battle, two extra holes, a dramatic finish. When year-old Rose Zhang won the U. Zhang and Ruffels traded blows for 36 consecutive holes, neither player leading by more than two holes at any point, only to reach a stalemate.
The hole stroke play event debuted in The tournament is split between the two venues, with Champions Retreat hosting the opening rounds on Wednesday and Thursday with a field size of 72 players on the Island and Bluff nines. The field is cut to the top 30 players with a playoff for the last spots if necessary for the final round Saturday at Augusta National.
The U. Women's Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. Female amateurs from all nations are eligible to compete and there are no age restrictions.