02 Aug '17, 5pm

Wire: U.S. Women's Amateur: Five groups to watch in stroke play

The 117th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship returns to Southern California for only the fourth time in its illustrious history and for the second time at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista. In 1993, Jill McGill, then an All-American at the University of Southern California, defeated Sarah LeBrun Ingram, 1 up, in the 36-hole final. Who will prevail in 2017? That will be determined Aug. 7-13 as 156 of the world’s premier female amateurs will compete for the coveted Robert Cox Trophy. Stroke play takes place Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play, which begins on Aug. 9. With tee times released on Wednesday, here are five groups to watch for the first two rounds of stroke play (All times PDT): Erica Shepherd, Albane Valenzuela, Lindsey McCurdy (Monday, No. 10, 8 a.m.; Tuesday, No. 1, 1 p.m.) Shepherd, 16, of Greenwood, Ind., is ...

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