One of four young women from Ohio made it through to match play, at the U.S. Women’s Amateur at the Golf Club of Tennessee, near Nashville. However, Kylie Raines lost in the first round of match play.
Ohio Women to Qualify for the 118th U.S. Women’s Open
Kylie Raines Dublin
Krystal Hu Ashland
Pinya Pipatjarasgit Sylvania
Elizabeth Win Sylvania
Two members of the Ohio State Women’s Golf Team Adeena Shears and Jaclyn Lee also advanced to the Match Play portion of the tournament. Shears had to survive a nine-for-one-spot playoff to make through to match play. Being the last in Shears lost to the top seeded Lucy Liu in her first-round match.
Lee breezed through the stroke-play firing rounds of 68-68 to finish tied for fourth. Lee knocked out Ohio golfer Kylie Raines in her first round match and made it all the way to the quarter-finals before losing to Kaylee Benton from Arizona.
It was an all Bama Final as Kristen Gillman, who grew up in Texas, but is a member of the Alabama Women’s Golf team, defeated in-coming Alabama junior-college transfer, Jiwon Jeon from Korea, 7-6 to win her second U.S. Women’s Amateur title. The win completes a comeback from injury, that kept Gillman off the links for several months.