UPDATE: Miller and Greenlief were unable to build on their 1-up lead through six holes succumbing to the tournament’s #2 seeds (2020 Stanford recruits Sadie Engleman and Rachel Heck), 4 and 3.
Freyvogel and Wrigley made a quick exit in the round of 32 after losing their first 5 holes and unable to win a hole before losing 7 and 6.
Western Pennsylvania women's golf is on display at the 5th USGA Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship being contested at Timuquana Country Club (Jacksonville FL) April 27 through May 1.
Katie Miller (Jeannette) again teams with Lauren Greenlief, the 2015 USGA Mid-Am champ and University of Virginia graduate. They have already proven a winning combination capturing the 2018 International Four-Ball and runners-up this year. Miller, who regained her amateur status after competing on the LPGA Futures tour, was a three-time PIAA high school champ and All-Atlantic Coast Conference standout at the University of North Carolina.
Lauren Freyvogel and Caroline Wrigley have been golf rivals since age 10 but are excited about partnering for this prestigious national event. Freyvogel, a senior at Pine-Richland High School and Penn State recruit was the 2017 PIAA champ and competed at famed Augusta National Country Club as a finalist in the 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt championship. Wrigley, a North Allegheny senior who will play at Furman in the fall, was the 2018 PIAA champ and was the first girl in more than 30 years to win three consecutive WPIAL titles.
The international field features young and old (age 12-58), a mother-daughter team, college teammates and players from 10 countries and 30 states. Teams will compete in 36 holes of stroke play on Saturday and Sunday to become one of the top 64 teams to advance to the match play portion beginning Monday and ending with the finals on Wednesday.
Follow the results on USGA.org
Good luck to all!