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Medalist Macy Pate reaches semifinals at North & South Women’s Amateur

Medalist Macy Pate reaches semifinals at North & South Women’s Amateur



Macy Pate (John Patota/Pinehurst Photo)

Macy Pate is looking to complete the double feat of stroke play medalist and match play champion at the North & South Women’s Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC.

Pate played two rounds of 70 strokes on Nos. 2 and 8 for a score of 4 under par to secure a medal in the stroke play North & South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst Resort.

Pate, a rising sophomore at Wake Forest, knows the feeling of success at Pinehurst, having won the 2023 North & South Junior.

Pate is currently ranked 179th in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com women’s rankings. She made four birdies and two bogeys on the eighth hole in the second round, including birdies on holes 15, 17 and 18, to win a medal on the final hole.

She defeated Lauren Gomez in 19 holes in the round of 32, defeated Avery Weed in the round of 16 and Mackenzie Lee in the quarterfinals to reach the semifinals.

Pate will face Kylee Choi, while Lynn Lim will face Catie Craig in the two semifinals.

The North & South Women’s Amateur is the third event of the inaugural Elite Women’s Amateur Golf Series.

“From the beginning, our goal has been to organize the best amateur competition in the United States, not only for men’s golf, but also for women’s golf,” said Andy Priest in announcing the series. “We are excited to play a leading role in promoting elite women’s golf by providing these athletes with a coordinated summer competition schedule at some of the most prestigious venues in the country, conducted by storied organizations and world-class resorts.”

Currently, Kendall Turner leads the Women’s Elite Amateur Golf Series after two events, finishing tied for 13th in the Sea Island Women’s Amateur and tied for second in the Southwestern Amateur. Annabelle Pancake and Leigh Chien share second place.

Turner, Chien and Pancake are not in action this week.

Nine of the last 12 North & South Women’s Amateur champions have earned paychecks as members of the LPGA Tour. The equation is nearly perfect. Win the North & South Am and achieve professional success at the highest level.

The North and South champions include legends of the game: Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey, Brandie Burton, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.

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ABOUT THE North & South Ladies Amateur

The Ladies North & South have attracted the best amateurs in the country. Three rounds of stroke play, followed by four rounds of match play, will determine the champion.

The 96-player field will be reduced to a 16-player match play field with medal honors. All stroke and match play rounds will be played on Pinehurst No. 2. The top 16 players who qualify for match play will play two rounds per day until our champion is determined.

Nine of the last 12 North & South Women’s Amateur champions have earned paychecks as members of the LPGA Tour. The equation is nearly perfect. Win the North & South Am and achieve professional success at the highest level.

The North and South champions include legends of the game: Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey, Brandie Burton, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.

In addition to the Women’s North and South Tournament, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club hosts the Men’s North and South Tournament, the Juniors North and South Tournament, and the Men’s and Women’s Seniors North and South Tournament each year.

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