GLEN COVE, NY – Texas A&M sophomore Marijosse Navarro fell in the first round of match play to Amy Lee on the 6,297 yard, par-70 Nassau Country Club at the US Women’s Amateur Championship. Navarro advanced to match play with a five-over par 36-hole score earlier this week.
The Mexico native faltered out of the gate dropping the first hole with a bogey, but responded with a birdie on hole two to square the match. Two holes later Navarro took advantage of Lee’s bogey to take the hole and a one-up advantage, the lead only lasted one hole as Lee birdied the 170-yard par three fifth hole. Lee won a second straight hole with a par on hole six. MJ squared the match heading into the turn with a par on hole eight.
Following the turn, Lee won holes 10 and 11 to take a comfortable two hole lead down the stretch. Navarro won hole 12, but it was not enough as Lee claimed the match two and one to advance to face Liv Cheng of New Zealand.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Navarro is fresh off an impressive runner-up performance across the country at the US Girls’ Junior Championship at the Forest Highlands Golf Club’s Meadow Course in Flagstaff, Ariz. Prior to the summer circuit Navarro set at A&M record with a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championship in Tulsa, Ok. Next up for Navarro will be the World Amateur Championship in Karuizawa, Japan, from 3 to 14 September.
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