GLEN COVE, N.Y. - University of Houston junior Raegan Bremer overcame a slow start to better her First Round score by four strokes to advance to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Tuesday afternoon.
Bremer, who shot a 75 on Monday morning, finished with a 1-over-par 71 on Tuesday to finish stroke play at 146 to tie for 46th. She advances as the No. 50 seed to the First Round of match play and will meet No. 17 seed Princess Mary Superal (Philippines) at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday on the 6,297-yard, par-70 course at Nassau Country Club.
Fans can tune in to coverage of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship from 2 to 4 p.m. (CDT), Wednesday on the Golf Channel.
Beginning the Second Round on No. 1, Bremer bogeyed three of her first four holes before settling in. After draining pars on Nos. 5-8, she endured another bogey on No. 8 before sinking her second birdie of the day on the 280-yard, par-4 ninth hole.
The Anaheim, Calif., native opened the back nine with a par and followed with a birdie on the 420-yard, par-4 11th hole before enjoying three straight pars. She added her final birdie of the day on the 538-yard, par-5 15th hole and finished her round with consecutive pars.
From there, she was forced to wait as the remaining players finished their Second Rounds to determine her place in the Match Play bracket.
Bethany Wu (Diamond Bar, Calif.) posted the lowest score in stroke play at 3-under-par 137 to finish two strokes in front of Su-Hyun Oh (Australia) and Andrea Lee (Hermosa Beach, Calif.).
This marks the second straight season that a Houston Golfer has competed in Match Play at the U.S. Amateur Championship. On the men's side, junior Blair Hamilton advanced to the Round of 32 at the 2013 Championship in Brookline, Mass.
ABOUT Raegan Bremer
With Houston Women's Golf competing in its inaugural season in 2013-14, Bremer emerged as the Cougars' leader. She paced Houston in seven of 10 events and finished with a 74.72 scoring average and eight rounds of par or better to top the Cougars
She was a two-time American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week selection and etched her name in the Houston records book forever in early April. Posting the only sub-par round on the final day, she earned medalist honors at the HBU Husky Invitational at Sugar Land's Riverbend Country Club, becoming the first individual champion in school history.
Bremer posted four top-10 finishes and finished fourth at the American Athletic Conference Championships. She was Houston's lone representative on the All-American Athletic Conference Team.
She earned her way into the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship after finishing second with a score of 71 during a qualifier at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., in early July.
Fans can follow Bremer at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship by visiting USGA.org and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Fans also can catch Bremer's thoughts at the end of each day as she writes for In the Clubhouse, the official blog of Houston Women's Golf. Fans can access the blog by visiting UHCougars.com/intheclubhouse or by clicking here.
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