LOS ANGELES — When the name Stephen Ames comes up, it usually resonates with a not-so-good memory.
Tiger Woods beat Ames 9 and 8 in match play back in 2006, one of the biggest margins of victory in the game’s history. The term has been used when someone has a big victory in match play since.
And, well, there was a Stephen Ames situation Friday at the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Bel-Air Country Club.
Quarterfinal matches teed off Friday afternoon, and among them was a dominant victory and a handful of tight matches. Among the semifinalists remains plenty of star power, including a past NCAA champion.
U.S. Women’s Amateur: Photos
Here’s everything you need to know from the quarterfinals of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur.