Green makes the cut at U.S. Women’s Amateur

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 August 2019 at 6:09 pm

Photos by Ron Green – Melanie Green in action today at the U.S. Women’s Amateur championship at the Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point, Miss. Here she makes a long putt attempt.

Bettering her opening day score by five strokes, Medina’s Melanie Green fired a two under par round of 70 today to make the cut at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship being held at the Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point, Miss.

Green, who shot a three over par 75 on Monday, finishes the stroke match portion of the championship with a one over par total of 145 total good enough to make the field of 64 for the match play portion which begins Wednesday.

“Mel did awesome today.” said her mother Melissa Green. “We are so proud of her and really excited.”

Green, who played the back nine first today, got off to a strong start registering birdies on both the 10th and 12th holes. Another birdie on 17 helped to offset bogies at 11 and 18 enabling her to finish the back nine with a one under 35.

Keeping the momentum on the front nine, Green birdied holes 2 and 3 to briefly pull even for the tourney. Bogeys at 4 and 8 put her back at two over but she finished strong. A birdie at 9 gave her a one under on the front at 35 and two under for the day at 70.

The field, which has now been reduced from 156 to 64, will  play 18 holes of match play Wednesday after which the field will again be cut, this time to 32.

Seeded 41st for the round of 64 match play contest, Green will face 24th seeded Dylan Kim at 10:40 a.m.

Making the cut continues an outstanding year on the links for Green who this spring, as a junior at Medina High, won a third straight Section VI title and a second straight state championship. Then last month she tied for sixth place at the Girls Junior PGA national championship.

Here Green tees off on one of Old Waverly’s scenic holes.

Green watches as her putt heads for the hole.