Thursday August 9, 2012Lendl eliminated at U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
University of Florida women’s golfer Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.) was eliminated in the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday. Lendl went into her fourth day of competition looking for a spot in the final 16, but faced a tough opponent in Hyo-Joo Kim of Korea. Kim came out of the two rounds of stroke play as the top golfer in the field after two straight rounds of 68 and then won her first round of match 7&6 over Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass.
Lendl stayed square with Kim after the first two holes, but Kim won her first hole at the par-4 third to take a 1-up lead. Things quickly went back to all-square as Lendl won her first hole of the match at No. 5, a par-3.
As the match neared the turn, Kim retook a 1-up lead as she birdied the par-3 ninth and Lendl could not match it. It was the last lead change of the day as Kim went up by as much as three holes before the match was called on the 17th with Kim holding a 2-up lead.
The tournament concludes another successful showing for the Gator senior, who has been busy on the summer circuit this year. Lendl is looking to carry that momentum into the collegiate season, which will be the final one of her career. The Florida women’s golf fall season will begin next month as top returnees, Mia Piccio, Megan Pak, Camilla Hedberg and Lendl will try to have another strong showing in the postseason.