Three teams stood out from the rest during the stroke-play portion of the sixth U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Gianna Clemente – the youngest player in the field at 13 years old – made a hole-in-one on the par-3 14th hole to lead herself and Avery Zweig to a second consecutive round of 3-under 69 and a share of the lead at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. The two are tied with Yale golf teammates Ami Gianchandani and Kaitlyn Lee as well as teen phenoms Paris Hilinski and Alexa Pano.
“I didn’t think that it was going to go in because the greens are so firm, but it was on the pin the whole way,” said Zweig said of Clemente’s ace. “Obviously, it was a great addition to our round and helped us gain momentum to finish strong.”
Avery Zweig celebrates with partner Gianna Clemente on the 18th hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas on Sunday, April 25, 2021. (Darren Carroll/USGA)
The tournament now shifts to match play with the Round of 32 on Monday. The Round of 16 will be played Tuesday morning, followed by quarterfinal matches Tuesday afternoon. The semifinals and 18-hole final match will be played Wednesday.