Maria Fassi advances at U.S. Amateur

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Maria Fassi, from the University of Arkansas, watches her drive off the 10th tee Friday, June 24, 2016 during the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Fassi earned a spot in the tournament with a sponsors exemption.
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Maria Fassi, from the University of Arkansas, watches her drive off the 10th tee Friday, June 24, 2016 during the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Fassi earned a spot in the tournament with a sponsors exemption.

University of Arkansas sophomore Maria Fassi defeated Yu Eun Eunice Kim of Australia 6 and 5 on Wednesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in Springfield, Pa.

Fassi, of Mexico, jumped out to a 4 up lead after nine holes, won the 11th and 12th holes, then halved 13 to advance to the round of 32. The No. 50 seed, Fassi will play Celine Boutier of France at 8 a.m. today.

Fassi’s teammate, sophomore transfer Kaylee Benton of Litchfield Park, Ariz., missed Tuesday’s cut and did not advance to the round of 64 match play.

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