By NEMS Daily Journal
Fulton’s Ally McDonald won her first round of match play Wednesday in the United States Girls Junior Amateur golf tournament at the Pinehurst (N.C.) County Club.
McDonald, who will be a senior this fall at Itawamba AHS, defeated Kaitlin Park of Tustin Ranch, Calif., 2 and 1 to advance to the tournament’s round of 32.
She is paired against Puerto Rico’s Kyle Roig in today’s second round of match play.
She qualified for match play after posting a 6-over-par 150 over 36 holes of stroke play.
McDonald recorded pars on all three par 5s while Park finished with bogeys on all three holes. She was 3-up after 13 before posting a