Nicole Morales battled through another tough match at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, but a late comeback fizzled on Thursday, and the 17year-old from South Salem lost a Round of 32 match against Casie Cathrea by a 2-and-1 margin.
There were very few mistakes on the front side, and the match was square at the turn.
Morales suffered bogeys at Nos. 10 and 11 to go 2 down. She made a birdie on the 15th hole to narrow the deficit, but another bogey at No. 16 left the match dormie.
Next up for the John Jay senior who plays out of GlenArbor is the Junior Solheim Cup, which will be played Aug. 13-14 at The Inverness Club in Denver, Colo. Cathrea will be a teammate at that event.