CLEVELAND - Texas A&M women's golfer Sarah Beth Davis advanced to the second round of match play in the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur on Wednesday at the 6,512-yard, par-72 course at The Country Club.
The Victoria, Texas, native defeated 2012 USA Curtis Cup team member and current University of Arkansas player Emily Tubert, 3 and 2, to advance to the round of 32 on Thursday.
It was a back-and-forth match, with neither player being more than 1 up through 14 holes. Davis won the 13th hole to square the match. She then went on to win the next three holes to eliminate Tubert from play.
With head coach Trelle McCombs as her caddy, Davis will have her work cut out for her in the Round of 32 as she faces another 2012 Curtis Cup team member in LSU's Austin Ernst 8:50 a.m. (CT).
Davis initially earned a spot in the first round of match play with a 36-hole stroke play score of a 5-over 149 (71-79).
Match-play rounds continue throughout the week with a 36-hole final scheduled for Sunday.
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.