Furman golfer Anna Morgan is just a shot out of first place after the first round of stroke play at the US Women’s Amateur being played at the Westchester Country Club in New York
The Lady Paladin golfer from Spartanburg shot a 2-under par 70 to trail first round leader Suthavee Chanachai from Thailand who posted a 3- under par 69.
Morgan recently finished as the runner-up at the North & South Amateur in Pinehurst dropping the championship match to ACC Champion Gina Kim from Duke 3&1.
Morgan is tied with 4 other players in the second spot.
Asheville’s Rachel Kuehn is in a group of golfers tied for 7th place.
Golfers will play one more round of stroke play on Tuesday to set the field and fill out the Match Play bracket.
Several other Carolina connected golfers are in the hunt for a spot in the field of 64.
Emma Schimpf from Charleston is tied for 34th. Clemson senior Alexandra Swayne is on the bubble in 63rd place.
Boiling Springs and future College of Charleston golfer MK Talledo is tied for 73rd. Jensen Castle from West Columbia is tied for 108th. Incoming Clemson freshman Katherine Schuster is tied for 126th in the 156 player field.
Morgan will again be in a group with Clare Connolly and Grace Kim teeing off at 8:14 am on hole #1.
The USGA is providing live scoring of the championship at https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2021/u-s–women-s-amateur.html#!scoring