Catriona into second round

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Women’s Open champion Catriona Matthew is through to the 2nd round of the inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship.

Women’s British Open champion Catriona Matthew is through to the 2nd round of the LPGA Tour’s inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship.
The Scottish star staged a late rally with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th holes of the Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey to defeat Park and set up a second-round tie against American Kristy McPherson.
There was less joy against Korean opposition for England’s Karen Stupples, who lost the third hole of her contest to Sun-Young Yoo and could not regain the initiative on the way to 3&2 defeat.
Yopo now faces American world number five Cristie Kerr.
There were three casualties among the top-10 in the Rolex Rankings with number three Suzann Pettersen of Norway being upset by veteran Juli Inkster after 21 holes, number six Anna Nordqvist losing 2-up to Shi Hyun Ahn and number nine Na Yeon Choi losing 4&3 to France’s Karine Icher.
World number one Jiyai Shin advanced with a 3&2 win over fellow Korean Kyeong Bae while number two Ai Miyazato of Japan beat Korea’s Jeong Jang 4&3.
Michelle Wie defeated Stacy Prammanasudh 2Up while Sophie Gustafson and Candie Kung scored the biggest wins of the day with 5&4 victories over Na On Min and Natalie Gulbis respectively.

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