Redwood City’s Lucy Li used a weather delay to help overcame a first-hole deficit in a 5-and-3 win in Wednesday’s opening day of match play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur in Tennessee.
Li, 15, fell behind on the opening hole when she carded her first bogey of the tournament and Adeena Shears of West Virginia countered with a birdie.
But before the two could play the second hole, the tournament was halted by lightning. When play resumed, Li squared the match with a birdie on No. 2 and then took control by winning four of five holes — three with birdies — beginning at the seventh at the Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs.