Maybe the third time will be a charm for Olivia Lansing, a senior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, who failed to advanced to today’s match play at the 109th U.S. Women’s Amateur golf championship.
During her first appeareance at the championship last year, Lansing, 21, posted a two-round score of 161 during stroke-play qualifying, missing the chance to advance into the match-play round. The Lady Bulldog came closer yesterday, with a 36-hole score of 156, but it wasn’t enough to make the cut, which came at 151.
Lansing looked good in the second round, shooting a 5-over-par 76, including four birdies (on the first, sixth, 15th and 16th holes), cutting four strokes off Monday’s opening-round score of 80. But it wasn’t enough, as she tied for 102nd place, five points shy of advancement.
Better luck next time, O!