Lurgan’s Annabel Wilson suffered a 2&1 defeat in the semi-finals of the US Women’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay in Washington.
Wilson who had never been behind in any match this week got off to a slow start and struggled to keep pace with Monet Chun from Canada.
It’s no fun losing but Wilson can be proud of how she played this week.
“Yeah, I just didn’t play well enough today, but that’s golf,” admitted an emotional Wilson after her round.
“On the front nine i just made a few wrong decisions that put me in bad areas, and I couldn’t make it up. Other than that, I was happy. I was able to keep fighting right to the end”
It had been a slow season for Wilson to this point but if she can continue the form she has shown this week there are much better days ahead for the Lurgan woman.
“It’s a great game. You’re always learning, always battling whether that’s on course or what you’re working on. I will just keep going, keep sticking with it and that’s what I did today”
The 2&1 semi-final loss equals the best result of an Irish woman at the US Amateur following on from Mary McKenna from Donabate who fell at the same stage in Prairie Dunes forty-two years ago in 1980.