GLEN COVE, N.Y. - University of Houston junior Raegan Bremer dropped a 3 and 1 decision to Princess Mary Superal to bow out of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Match Play First Round at Nassau Country Club on Wednesday afternoon.
Making her U.S. Women's Amateur Championship debut, Bremer posted a two-round score of 136 in stroke play on Monday and Tuesday to enter match play as the No. 50 seed.
After halving the first hole on the 6,297-yard, par-70 course, Bremer fell 1 down after bogeying No. 2 but rallied with a par on the third hole to put the match back at all square. Superal went back ahead 1 up when Bremer bogeyed the 550-yard, par-5 fourth hole, but Bremer again knotted the match with a par on the 390-yar, par-4 sixth hole.
Superal followed with wins on Nos. 8 and 9 to take a 2 up lead entering the back nine. On the 140-yar, par-3 10th hole, Bremer moved back to within one with a par. The match stayed that way until the 15th hole when Superal sank a birdie for a 2-up lead. After both players parred the 16th hole, Superal clinched the match with a bogey on the 402-yard, par-4 17th hole.
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.
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