PORTLAND, OR. — Georgia’s Bailey Tardy dropped a 2-and-1 decision to Anna Newell in the round of 16 of the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Thursday, August 13th, 2015.
Tardy, an incoming freshman, defeated Hannah Green in 19 holes earlier in the day at the Portland Golf Club.
After the round of 16 matchup was all-square through eight holes, Newell won No. 9 and No. 10 and led throughout the remainder of the day. Tardy won No. 12, but Newell, an All-American at Tennessee last season, won No. 16 to regain a 2-up edge. After halving No. 17, Newell possessed an insurmountable lead.
Tardy won a see-saw battle with Green in the morning. Green captured No. 2, but Tardy bounced back to secure No. 3 with a birdie. Green moved to 2-up at the turn by winning No. 7 and No. 9. Tardy took No. 10, No. 11 and No. 12 to swing the scoreboard to a 1-up edge in her favor. A Green birdie at No. 16 knotted the score, and both golfers parred No. 17 and No. 18 to send match to extra holes. Tardy moved to the round of 16 when Green bogeyed No. 19.
Tardy will arrive on UGA’s campus ranked in the top-25 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. She is No. 22 in this week’s ledger and may climb higher after the U.S. Am results are factored in.
The Bulldogs will open their 2015-16 season in less in a month when they compete in the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Kickoff at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.