HPU women’s golf’s Sarah Bae advances to match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship

DUPONT, Wash. – High Point University rising sophomore Sarah Bae advanced to the match play portion of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship on Tuesday after tying for 50th place during the stroke play portion of the event at The Home Course in Dupont, Washington.

Bae shot an opening-round 74 and followed with a second-round score of 73 to finish the stroke play portion of the championship with a three-over 147.

The Cary, N.C., native opened the second round with one birdie and eight pars on the front nine to go into the turn at one-under. Bae struggled at the start of the back nine with bogeys on 11 and 13, bounced back with a birdie on 16 then ended her round with a bogey on 18.

Bae faces Maddie Szeryk in the round of 64 on Wednesday. Szeryk, a rising high school senior from Allen, Texas, finished stroke play tied for 11th with a three-under 141.

Bae was named the Big South Freshman of the Year last season after posting a team-best stroke average of 74.57. She earned two individual medals and posted seven top-five finishes in her first collegiate season. Bae set new HPU single-season records for stroke average and birdies and posted new program lows for scores in 18 holes, 36 holes and 54 holes.