Wells ousted from match play at tourney
Monday, September 23, 2013 7:00 PM
SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Menominee's Syd Wells advanced to match play at the USGA Women's Senior Amateur Championship before losing to Cindy Morris of Portsmouth, Va., Monday.
The Riverside golfer took an early 1 up lead before Morris squared the match on the sixth hole. Morris won four of the next six holes but Well battled back to win the 15th, 16th and 17th holes to go just one down. Both golfers parred the 512-yard 18th to give Morris the win.
Wells posted a 158 (79-79) in the two rounds of stroke play to make the 64-player cut for match play.
Akemi Nakata Khaiat of Japan was the stroke play medalist with a 147 (72-75).
Wells was tied for 27th after stroke play and Morris was tied for 34th with her 159 total.
"Will have to hit my drives more consistent," Wells said heading into Monday's round. "My 3-wood has been less than stellar. And I have to make some more putts to advance. Had lots of birdie looks (Sunday) and didn't make many."
The CordeValle Golf Club course will be the site of the Fry's.com PGA Tour event following the completion of the Women's Senior Amateur Championship. The Par 72 course measures 5,996 yards.
Wells heads across country to Asheville, N.C., for the USGA Women's Mid Amateur Oct. 5-10 at the Biltmore Forest Country Club.
"Lots of golf to be played and I'm still upright," said Wells. "My back is doing OK. Keeping my fingers crossed it continues."