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