Wonderful Wilson through to quarter-finals at U.S. Women’s Am


Annabel Wilson (Photo by Jan Kruger/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Lurgan’s Annabel Wilson comfortably came through her two matches on Thursday to book her place in the quarter-finals of the 122nd U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay.

In the last-32, Wilson fired six birdies through 12 holes before eventually putting American Julia Misemer to the sword, 4&3.


That crushing victory set up a last-16 tie against another American, Katie Li but again Wilson’s scoring was relentless.

The Irish international went 3UP through five holes before being pegged back to all square through 12, however, Wilson found another gear, posting three winning birdies in succession from the 13th before seeing out the match on 16, 3&2.

“I’ve played a lot of match play,” Wilson reflected. “We play a lot with Golf Ireland, and I think what I’ve learnt over the years is match play is all swinging momentum, and you can’t let it get to you.

“At the end of the day, you’ve just got to play your game and you have to play well to win. Yeah, so whatever the swing is, just keep plodding along and it will swing your way eventually.

“I think that and then the way I’m playing, as well, compared to the stroke play, I’m playing the par-5s better, which has set me up well throughout the round. That’s given me a lot of confidence.

“I like how I’m striking it. Then I’m rolling the putts in. So I’m confident in my game. Yeah, so keep continuing on.”

Wilson faces off against eighth seed Catherine Rao in their last-8 match at 22.30 Irish time tonight.

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