PINEHURST, N.C. - Columbia women's golf product Michelle Piyapattra '14CC defeated a pair of opponents in match play on Friday, July 18 to advance to the semifinals of the North & South Women's Amateur Tournament at the Pinehurst Country Club.
Piyapattra knocked off Lauren Kim, 4 and 3, in the round of 16 and moved on to face Janie Jackson in the quarterfinals. Piyapattra led for most of the match, but the contest was all square heading into the 18th hole. Columbia's Female Connie Connie S. Maniatty Award recipient parred the final hole, while Jackson bogeyed to send Piyapattra into the semifinals.
In the semifinals against Lori Beth Adams on Saturday, July 19, Piyapattra was tied through 15 holes, but a birdie at 16 for Adams put her 1 up. Pars on the final two holes for both golfers gave Adams the win.
Piyapattra fired a +6 (74, 73, 72 - 219) after three rounds of stroke play to tie for 12th place and advance to the match play portion of the competition on Thursday.
The North & South competition has become one of the most sought after women’s amateur titles and routinely displays the talents of players who are seen competing on the LPGA.
The tournament consists of three rounds of stroke play, which will wrap up on July 17, followed by four rounds of match play will determine the Champion. The 132 player field will be cut to the low 60 and ties following the second round. The final 60 players and ties will compete for the 16 player match play field and medalist honors. All stroke & match play rounds will be contested on Pinehurst No. 8. The top 16 players who qualify for match play will play two rounds a day until our champion is determined.