End of the Line

CU’s Hailey Schalk and Issy Simpson make inroads, but fail to advance to match play at U.S. Women’s Amateur

By Gary Baines – 8/3/2021

The two University of Colorado golfers competing in the U.S. Women’s Amateur improved considerably in Tuesday’s second round, but both will see their championship end after the stroke-play portion of the event in Rye, N.Y. 

Hailey Schalk of Erie shot a 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday — 10 strokes better than on Monday — while CU teammate Issy Simpson of England followed up an 82 with a 76 at Westchester Country Club.

After Tuesday, the field was reduced from 156 to the 64 golfers who will advance to match play, which begins on Wednesday. The dozen players at 6-over-par 150 were tied for 63rd place after 36 holes.

Schalk, who placed 10th in the CoBank Colorado Women’s Open earlier this year, finished 120th at 12-over-par 156. On Tuesday, the three-time girls state high school champion made five birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey.

Simpson placed 134th at 158 after carding one birdie and five bogeys in round 2.

Kennedy Swann, the Texan who won the 2018 CGA Women’s Match Play and made the quarterfinals of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur, easily advanced to match play, going 73-72 for a 1-over 145 total.

For all the scores from the U.S. Women’s Amateur, CLICK HERE.