JAYVIE AGOJO squeezed out a 1-up victory over Canada’s Natalie Gleadall in the second round but bowed to Oh Su-hyun of Australia, 4&3, in the next to bow out of US Women’s Amateur Match Play at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday.
Agojo, who followed up her 1-up win over Emily Childs in the opener of the knockout stage Wednesday with an equally scrambling victory over Gleadall, never recovered from a shaky start against Oh, yielding three of the first six holes.
She did fight back to get to within one hole with a birdie on No. 8 but Oh struck back with a birdie on the ninth then pulled away with back-to-back birdies from No. 12. Oh then matched the Filipina’s pars in the next two holes to wrap up the win.
Earlier, Cyna Rodriguez dropped a 4&3 setback to Nicole Zhang of Canada, who put away the Filipina’s bid with three straight birdies from No. 13.
Zhang kept his amazing form in the third round and shocked low medalist and reigning Queen Sirikit Cup champion Kim Hyo-joo of Korea, 1-up.
The two other fancied bets, however, made it to the quarters with world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand holding of Celine Boutier of France, 1-up, and Thai ace Ariya Jutanugarn disposing of Aussie Ashlee Dewhurst, 3&2.