Creed's run at WAPL ends in match play second round
ERIN, WI – UNC Greensboro sophomore-to-be Erica Creed was eliminated in the second round of match play at the USGA’s Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship by fourth-seeded Lauren Doughtie, 6 and 5, Thursday morning.
Creed, a native of Kernersville, NC, had earned the No. 29 seed amidst 64 match play participants through two rounds of stroke play. A total of 151 players began the competition on Monday before the field was cut to 64 on Tuesday night.
Creed knocked out the 2007 runner-up Stephany Fleet on Wednesday with a par on the final hole. However, Thursday was a different story as Doughtie took the lead on the second hole of play and gradually pulled away.
After both players made par on the par-5 first hole, Doughtie birdied Nos. 2 and 3 to go up by two. A birdie again at No. 7 gave Doughtie a three-hole advantage and consecutive bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 by Creed made it a five-hole advantage at the turn. Creed held on briefly, but time eventually ran out on her and Doughtie, the highest seed remaining in the event, advanced to the Round of 16.
It was the second straight year that a Spartan had advanced to the match play phase. Last year, Ashley Mylton advanced to match play before falling in the opening round.
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