Franklin County High School alumnus Malia Stovall survived the first round of cuts at the U.S. Women’s Amateur event and will begin competing in the match-play bracket for the tournament Wednesday.
The prestigious event, which is being held at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, features some of the best amateur women’s golfers from around the world.
Only the top 64 competitors out of the 155-player field advanced onto the match-play portion of the event after two rounds of stroke play. Stovall was one of those 64 qualifiers as she finished tied for 54th place with a 3-over 147 at the end of the second round.
Stovall began competing in the event on Monday as she shot a 3-over 75 for the first round. She recorded four birdies, five bogeys and a double-bogey on Monday.
The second round was a much more consistent one for Stovall as she shot an even 72 on the day to move up in the rankings with most of the field shooting over par for the second round.
Stovall’s second round featured 14 pars, two birdies and two bogeys.
The top individuals for the stroke-play portion of the event were Jiarui Jin of China and Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida, with both players finishing at six-under for the two rounds.
With the first two rounds complete, the remainder of the event will transition into a single-elimination, match-play bracket with Stovall’s opening match starting Wednesday morning.
She will be competing against Michaela Morard of Huntsville, Alabama, in the first round of the bracket. Morard shot a 3-under 141 for the first two days of the event.
Stovall is scheduled to begin her match against Morard at 10:10 a.m.