Alison Lee Falls in Semifinals at U.S. Women’s Amateur
Incoming UCLA freshman Alison Lee lost her semifinal match Saturday at the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur at the Country Club of Charleston.
A veteran of the USGA championship circuit, Lee, 17, lost 1-up to Alabama sophomore Emma Talley in an exciting match.
Talley threatened to run away with the match, building a 4-up lead with three birdies on the first six holes. Lee, a Valencia (CA) HS graduate, won the 7th and 8th holes to cut the lead in half before Talley birdied the par 5 9th to assume a 3-up lead at the turn. The next four holes were halved before Lee won holes 14-16 with pars to square the match. But Talley won the 17th with a par and the 18th was halved, giving the Kentucky resident the match.
Talley moves on to Sunday’s 36-hole final to meet Yueer Cindy Feng, a 3 and 2 winner against USC’s Doris Chen.