Bank of Hope Match Play Knockout Rounds
The remaining 16 competitors who survived battled it out for a spot in the top 8.
Emma Talley versus Madelene Sagstrom (Sagstrom 4-and-2)
Sagstrom won the first hole with a birdie and Talley evened the match on the 4th. A birdie and a par by Sagstrom on the 5th and 6th put her 2-up before Talley got to 1-down after a birdie on the 7th. Sagstrom shot two-under par over the next seven holes, winning three to secure the match.
Eun-Hee Ji versus Hye-Jin Choi (Ji 2-and-1)
After the players tied the first three holes with pars, Ji won the 4th with a birdie to go 1-up. Choi won the 6th with a birdie, followed by Ji winning the 7th , and Choi winning the last two to finish the front nine 1-up. Ji changed the tide by winning the next three holes to go 2-up. However, Choi battled back with a birdie on 13 and another win on the 15th to even the match. Ji sealed the match with wins on the next two holes.
Gemma Dryburgh versus Moriya Jutanugarn (Drybugh 1-up 22 holes)
Jutanugarn shot two-under on the front but was 3-down after a blistering four-under by Dryburgh. After alternating wins on the 10th and 11th, Jutanugarn made a charge, winning the 14th and 15th to go 1-down. Dryburgh was back in the driver's seat with a win on the 16th with a par. However, Jutanugarn battled back with a birdie on the 17th and par on the 18th, winning both holes to even the match through regulation. Dryburgh won with a birdie on the 4th playoff hole to advance.
Caroline Masson versus Andrea Lee (Lee 2-and-1)
Masson won the 1st and 3rd to go 2-up. Lee birdied the next four holes, winning three of them to go 1-up. After the players halved the next two holes, Masson won the 10th with a par. The match remained tied until Lee won the 13th with a par. Masson tied the match after Lee triple bogeyed the par 4 15th. Lee bounced back, winning the 16th and 17th withs pars to secure the match.
Jennie Shin versus Annie Park (Shin 2-and-1)
Shin got off to a fast start, shooting three-under through the first eight holes. This led to a 5-up lead before Park won the 9th with an eagle. The momentum shifted to park over the next seven holes, going three under par and cutting the deficit to 1-down. However, Shin won the match with a par on the 17th.
Allisen Corpuz versus Lilia Vu (Vu 4-and-3)
Vu shot two-under par through the first eight and won the 4th, 6th, and 8th to go 3-up. Corpuz won the 9th with a birdie to enter the turn 2-down. As it turned out, the win was her only one of the day. Vu won the 11th and 12th holes to go 4-up and cruised the rest of the way, ending the match with a bogey on the 15th.
Paula Reto versus Ayaka Furue
Tiffany Chan versus Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Shadoff 4-and-3)
Chan won the 3rd hole with a par to go 1-up. Shadoff quickly erased that with a birdie on the next hole. Chan went back on top with a birdie on the 6th. Shadoff closed the front nine with a par and eagle, winning both holes to go 1-up. After the players halved the 10th, 11th, and 12th, Chan bogeyed the next three holes, losing all three and the match.
Madelene Sagstrom versus Eun-Hee Ji (Ji 7-and-6)
This match was all Ji. Sagstrom shot five-over par through 12 holes and didn’t win a hole. Ji posted a five-under par score and won seven holes, including three consecutive from 9 through 11. Ji advanced to the semifinals with a record of 4-0-1.
Jenny Shin versus Lilia Vu (Vu 1-up 20 holes)
Vu won the first hole with a par, but Shin took the 3rd with an eagle on the par 4 and birdie on the par 3 5th. Vu won three of the next four holes, including an eagle on the par 5 9th to go 1-up at the turn. Vu won the 11th and Shin won the 13th before Vu went 2-up after a par on the 15th. Shin took the last two holes with par and birdie to force a playoff. After both players parred the first playoff hole, Vu won with a par to remain undefeated.
Ayaka Furue versus Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Furue 1-up 22 holes)
Shadoff birdied the first two holes to go 2-up. Furue won the third hole, but birdies on the 7th, 8th, and 9th led to three more wins for Shadoff, who went 4-up at the turn. Furue got to 1-down after wins at the 12th and 14th with birdie and the 15th with a par. She tied the match with a par on the 18th and won with a par on the 22nd hole.
Gemma Dryburgh versus Andrea Lee (Lee 1-up 20 holes)
Dryburgh dominated play early, going 3-up after five holes. Lee turned the tables, winning the 6th and then the 10th, 11th, and 12th to go 1-up. A birdie by Dryburgh on the 13th tied the match. Neither player won another hole until the 20th when Lee won with a par to Dryburgh’s bogey.