CHARLESTON, S.C. – Incoming Texas A&M women’s golf freshman Bianca Fabrizio stormed up the leaderboard to claim the final match-play spot following a two-hole playoff on Tuesday at the US Women’s Amateur Championship, hosted by the Country Club of Charleston.
The native of Italy carded a one-under in Tuesday’s round to finish tied for 61st place with four other amateurs to force the playoff. Fabrizio (80-70) and Jennifer Young, a junior at Washington, tied on the playoff’s first hole but the A&M freshman-to-be returned a bogey to Young’s double-bogey on the 170-yard par-3 11th hole to claim the final position in Wednesday’s match play round of 64.
“Both Bianca and Chelsea did a great job of bouncing back in today’s round,” Texas A&M head coach Trelle McCombs said. “Unfortunately Chelsea fell a little short, but this championship was a great learning experience for her. Bianca’s two birdies coming in today were huge for her confidence going forward, she was totally focused and I am looking forward to match play and the upcoming season from her.”
Fabrizio was one of only 15 amateurs to card a subpar round on Tuesday as she moved up 39 places on the leaderboard. Fabrizio’s steady round saw 13 pars on the scorecard to go along with three birdies and two bogeys.
Senior Chelsea Mocio (82-73) completed her participation at the championship with a two-over performance on Tuesday. The Fort Worth native recorded three birdies on the day to go along with 12 pars, one bogey and one double-bogey to finish tied for 109th at 13-over par.
Match play begins Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (CT) with Fabrizio teeing off from the first hole against Yumi Matsubara of Japan.
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