17 Jun 2023 | Amateur golf | Women and girls |
Peirce's run ends at British Womens Amateur
by Australian Golf Media
Royal Adelaide's Caitlin Peirce has exited the British Womens Amateur Championship as the leading Australian after being eliminated in the round of 16 at Prince's in England today.
Peirce played one of the best rounds of the event in her round of 32 match, picking up six birdies, including four in a row to round out the front nine, on the way to beating Italian Benedetta Moresco 2&1.
The Australian squad member was two down after six holes before turning a high quality match in her favour. Neither player made a bogey over the 17 holes before Peirce closed it out.
The 2022 Karrie Webb Scholarship winner had her great run at her first British Amateur ended by German Chiara Horder 2&1 in their round of 16 match in the afternoon.
Peirce continued her momentum by birdieing the first two holes to go two-up but then lost the next three holes and wasn't able to regain the lead from that point.
South Australia’s Caitlin Peirce is making the most of her first visit to the UK, qualifying through to the final 32 of the British Womens Amateur Championship.
Peirce was the only Australian to keep her tournament alive on the first day of the matchplay section, winning her second round match 4&3 against Ireland’s Aine Donegan to set up a last 32 showdown this evening against Italy’s Benedetta Moresco.
The Australian women’s squad member said the conditions at the Prince’s course in south-east England reminded her of her home course at Royal Adelaide. And she’s enjoying the warmth of a British summer.
“The course I play at home it gets quite windy, so it's not like I haven't played windy golf but I haven't played proper links,” she said.
“The weather is so much better than I was expecting. Millie (Whinney) was over here and she said bring a beanie because it was cold where she was. I don't think you need a beanie for this.”
Earlier in the day, Amelia Whinney’s championship ended in the first round of matchplay when she lost 6&4 to American Julia Gregg.
The other three Aussies bowed out in round two after their qualifying position from the strokeplay section allowed them to bypass round one.
Abbie Teasdale put up a great fight against world No.3 Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio before losing 2&1 to the Spaniard, while Justice Bosio was defeated 4&3 by Ffion Tynan of Wales and Lion Higo went down 3&2 to Lithuania’s Gile Bite Starkute.
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