TOP seeds Pauline del Rosario and Princess Superal marched on to the Round of 16, playing steady on a tough day that saw the second seeds and six other pairs in the top 10 bow out after one round of the 2016 US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Monday in Florida (Tuesday, Manila time).
The Filipinas beat Mikayla Fitzpatrick and Alisa Snyder, getting ahead right away with birdie on the par-4 opening hole, and took firm control with birdie on the par-3 No. 10 at Streamsong Resort.
Del Rosario and Superal set up a match against Hana Ku and Jordan Lippetz, who won in 19 holes over Kaitlin Milligan and Sydney Youngblood.
No. 18 Sofia Chabon and Mikhaela Fortuna also advanced, downing No. 15 Alyssa Lamoureux and Alexa Pano, 5 and 4.
Sisters Nicole and Waverly Whiston overcame No. 2 seed Sierra Brooks and Kristen Gillman in 18 holes.
Chabon and Fortuna next take on the 31st-ranked Whiston sisters.
No. 30 Alexandra Austin and Lauren Greenlief downed third-seeded Xinying Wang, 3 and 1.