Stroke play co-medalists Calli Ringsby of Denver and teammate Shannon Aubert see their run end in round of 16 at U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball; 3 local teams made match play at championship
By Gary Baines – 5/16/2023
A day after rallying from a late 3-hole deficit to win a match at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, no fantastic comeback materialized on Tuesday for Denver resident Calli Ringsby and her former Stanford teammate Shannon Aubert.
Ringsby and Aubert, at 27 the oldest pair to make match play in DuPont, Wash., saw their run end in the Four-Ball, as 15-year-old Gianna Clemente of Estero, Fla., and fellow teenager Avery Zweig of McKinney, Texas never trailed in defeating the two former Cardinal teammates, 5 and 4 in the round of 16. (May 17 Update: Clemente and Zweig went on to claim the national title.)
Still, Ringsby and Aubert can look back at this championship as one where they shared stroke-play medalist honors and rallied to win their first match after being 3 down through 14 holes.
On Tuesday, the Ringsby and Aubert team tied the first two holes with pars, but Clemente and Zweig won five of the next nine holes — four with best-ball birdies — to build a large lead they would maintain. In fact, Clemente and Zweig didn’t lost a hole on Tuesday in going 5 under for 14 holes.
Ringsby were the last of three local teams competing in the Four-Ball, all of which advanced to the 32-squad match-play portion of the championship.
Here are the results of all the teams with strong Colorado ties:
T1. Calli Ringsby of Denver and Shannon Aubert 66-67–133
24. Hadley Ashton of Erie and Brynn Kort 71-69–140
28. CU teammates Morgan Miller and Malak Bouraeda 70-71–141
MATCH PLAY ROUND OF 32
Angela Zhang/Alice Ziyi Zhao def. Morgan Miller/Malak Bouraeda, 21 holes
Calli Ringsby/Shannon Aubert def. Amelia Guo/Grace Jin, 19 holes
Anna Davis/Kiara Romero def. Hadley Ashton/Brynn Kort, 4 and 3
MATCH PLAY ROUND OF 16
Gianna Clemente/Avery Zweig def. Calli Ringsby/Shannon Aubert, 5 and 4
For all the scores from the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, CLICK HERE.
About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for ColoradoGolf.org since 2009. He was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. He owns and operates ColoradoGolfJournal.com