Green bows in match play at U.S. Amateur

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 August 2022 at 7:20 pm

Seeded No. 13 Medina’s Melanie Green dropped a 5 and 3 decision to No. 52 Rachel Heck this afternoon in the opening round of the match play competition at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship being played at Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington.

Green won the 7th hole to trail by only 1 but Heck took 4 of the next six holes to open up a commanding 4 up lead. Heck then closed out the victory by winning the 15th hole to go 5 up with just 3 holes remaining.

Green advanced to today’s match play round of 64 by posting a 5 under par total of 140 over the tournament’s first two days of stroke play competition on rounds of 71 and 70.