Cleveland, Ohio - Former Husker Madeleine Sheils advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships at The Country Club on Thursday morning.
Sheils, an All-Big Ten golfer as a senior for the Huskers in 2012, defeated Ashlan Ramsey from Milledgeville, Ga., 1 up in the second round of the match play portion of the event. Earlier this summer, Ramsey took runner-up honors at the U.S. Women's Publinks Championship.
Sheils, a native of Boise, Idaho, advanced to take on Marijosse Navarro from Mexico in the tournament's third round on Thursday afternoon. Navarro eliminated Sheils from the competition with a 3 & 1 win over Sheils.
The U.S. Women's Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday, Aug. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The U.S. Women's Amateur is one of 13 national championships held annually by the USGA. Ten of the championships are strictly for amateurs.
2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
The Country Club
(Par 72, 6,512 Yards)
Stroke Play (149)
Aug. 6 - 75
Aug. 7 - 74
Aug. 8 - def. Sierra Brooks, (Sorrento, Fla.) - 3 & 1
Aug. 9 - def. Ashlan Ramsey, (Milledgeville, Ga.) - 1 up
Aug. 9 - lost to Marijosse Navarro (Mexico) - 3 & 1