Adams Falls In Quarters At North & South
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
PINEHURST, North Carolina - UNCW women's golfer Lori Beth Adams posted a 2-and-1 victory over Catherine O'Donnell to advance to the quarterfinals of the 110th North & South Women's Amateur Championship Friday on the No. 2 Course of the Pinehurst Resort. Adams was eliminated in the quarterfinal round, 2-and-1, by Notre Dame rising sophomore Ashley Armstrong in afternoon competition.
A native of Burlington, N.C., Adams was one down to O'Donnell after four holes before evening the match on the fifth hole. After halving the sixth, Adams would take the lead with a par on the seventh hole and build a two-hole cushion with another par on the eighth.
O'Donnell pulled within one at the turn, taking the par 3 ninth, but Adams regained her two-hole edge with a birdie on the par 5 tenth.
Adams maintained her two-hole edge over the next four holes before building a three-hole cushion with a par on the 15th. O'Donnell extended the match by taking the 16th, but the two players halved the 17th hole to give Adams the match.
Against Armstrong, Adams took a one-hole lead with a birdie on the second hole, only to have Armstrong even the match by taking the third hole and take her first lead with a par on the fifth hole.
Adams quickly evened the match by winning the seventh hole with a par, but Armstrong once again regained the lead with a par on the eighth hole and doubled her advantage by winning the par 5 tenth hole.
An Adams birdie on the 11th trimmed the deficit to one, but Armstrong battled back with by taking the next two holes to build a three-hole cushion. Adams was able to pull within two with a par on the 15th, but the two players halved the next two holes to give Armstrong the 2-and-1 victory.
A rising junior with the Seahawk program, Adams was a Second-Team All-CAA in 2011-12 as she helped the Seahawks to their second straight Colonial Athletic Association title and NCAA Regional appearance. She took part in all 11 events last season and ranked third on team with 77.03 stroke average in 33 rounds played. She posted two top-five finishes during, including a third-place result at the CAA Championships to earn All-Tournament Team accolades.