Allisen Corpuz is only 15 years old, but she is a veteran when it comes to U.S. Golf Association championships. The teenager from Honolulu first qualified for the Women’s Amateur Public Links at the age of 10 and has played in that event five times and competed in the U.S. Junior Girls four times.

WHEN: Today-Sunday

WHERE: Country Club of Charleston

WHAT: An international field of 156 golfers. The top 64 after today’s round advance to the match play portion of the tournament that begins Wednesday.

Tee times: 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.


PARKING: No parking at the Country Club. Public parking is available at the vacant space located at Folly Road and Albemarle Road, with shuttles running every 15 minutes from 5:15 a.m. until 9 p.m.

TV: The Golf Channel (3-5 p.m. Wednesday; 4-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday)

Now she’s well on her way to making the match-play portion of her third USGA event of the summer, the U.S. Women’s Amateur being played at the Country Club of Charleston. Corpuz shot 2-under-par 69 Monday and leads the 36-hole qualifying portion of the tournament by two shots.

Seven players are tied for second at even-par 71. Four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi of Oakland, Calif., is one of the players at 71. Also at 71 is Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky., who will be a sophomore at the University of Alabama. Talley’s 71 came on the strength of 18 pars.

Dawn Woodard of Greer, the current Carolinas Women’s Player of the Year, is one of 11 players at 1-over 72.

In an “all’s well that ends well” saga, Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek finished with a 3-over 74 after her group avoided being assessed a slow play penalty. Dambaugh, who is tied for 28th, said the officials showed mercy after a lengthy discussion in the scoring tent.

Ten-year-old Lucy Li of Redwood, Calif., the youngest-ever competitor in the Women’s Amateur, struggled on the lengthy course and opened with an 11-over-par 82. Li started the round with a triple-bogey 7 on No. 1 and also made a double bogey and six bogeys.

The top 64 players after Tuesday’s round will advance into the match-play portion of the event beginning Wednesday. A 36-hole championship is scheduled Sunday.

“It was pretty solid,” Corpuz said of her round. “I made a couple of putts and was hitting a lot of greens. The wind shifted today, so it was the exact opposite of (Sunday’s practice round). The greens are amazing. I still have to play a solid round tomorrow.”

Corpuz started the day with an improbable birdie, managing to hit a hybrid club out of the rough and bounce it onto the first green. After making the 30-footer, Corpuz strung together eight pars before bogeying the 10th. Birdies at 14 and 16 gave her sole possession of the lead.

Corpuz is hoping for a big week before returning home. She has been on the mainland since May 30, taking only a couple of weeks off.

“I’m kinda’ ready to go home, but I’m trying to put in one last solid tournament,” Corpuz said.

With a large group of friends and family watching her, Dambaugh admitted there was a lot of self-imposed pressure.

“I’m glad to have today over with,” said Dambaugh, who will be a freshman this year at the University of South Carolina. “I think it will be a lot easier tomorrow. I just have to play golf and make putts.”

Dambaugh, who plays at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, had bogeys at 5 and 7 before making her first birdie on the par-4 eighth. She bogeyed 10 and 12, birdied 13, and bogeyed 18 after a lengthy drive rolled into a cross bunker, leaving her unable to reach the green in regulation.

Dambaugh had good buddy Austin Cody, a former Pinewood Prep star who plays for Duke, caddying for her and said he made the right reads, but she just didn’t execute the putts.

“The golf course is perfect,” Dambaugh said. “The wind was tough. I hit it pretty well. I had a few putts inside 10 feet that didn’t drop.”

Other South Carolina scores: Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, 75; McKenzie Talbert, North Augusta, 79; Anne Marie Covar, Edgefield, 80; Lily Bartell, Hilton Head, 81; Kelli Murphy, Elgin, 82; and Katy Funk, Spartanburg, 84.

U.S. Women’s Amateur

Monday’s Scores

Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii 35-34—69

Meghan Stasi, Oakland Park, Fla. 34-37—71

Yumi Matsubara, Japan 35-36—71

Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky. 36-35—71

Kendall Prince, Lake Oswego, Ore. 37-34—71

Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif. 38-33—71

Brooke M. Henderson, Canada 35-36—71

Carolin Pinegger, Austria 35-36—71

Allyssa Ferrell, Edgerton, Wis. 37-35—72

Stephanie Meadow, N. Ireland 36-36—72

Lauren Sewell, Renton, Wash. 36-36—72

Brittany Fan, Pearl City, Hawaii 35-37—72

Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif. 38-34—72

Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii 36-36—72

Yueer Cindy Feng, Orlando, Fla. 36-36—72

Dawn Woodard, Greer 35-37—72

Ally McDonald, Fulton, Miss. 34-38—72

Clariss Guce, Philippines 37-35—72

Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass. 36-36—72

Su-Hyun Oh, Australia 38-35—73

G. Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 37-36—73

Lori Beth Adams, Burlington, N.C. 39-34—73

Minjee Lee, Australia 36-37—73

Aurora Kan, Boothwyn, Pa. 38-35—73

Kotone Hori, Japan 36-37—73

Ember Schuldt, Sterling, Ill. 35-38—73

Sophia Popov, Germany 36-38—74

Katelyn Sepmoree, Tyler, Texas 38-36—74

Paige Lee, Folsom, Calif. 37-37—74

Kelly Grassel, Chesterton, Ind. 38-36—74

Tatiana Wijaya, Indonesia 37-37—74

Marijosse Navarro, Mexico 38-36—74

Annie Park, Levittown, N.Y. 37-37—74

Katelyn Dambaugh, Goose Creek 37-37—74

Doris Chen, Chinese Taipei 36-38—74

Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y. 37-37—74

Caroline Inglis, Eugene, Ore. 37-37—74

Grace Na, Oakland, Calif. 37-38—75

Christine Meier, Rochester Hills, Mich. 39-36—75

Lauren Diaz-Yi, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 39-36—75

Desiree Dubreuil, Santa Ana, Calif. 38-37—75

Jessie Gerry, Madison, Wis. 38-37—75

Alexandra Harkins, Crystal Lake, Ill. 37-38—75

Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash. 39-36—75

Kyung Kim, Chandler, Ariz. 35-40—75

Nicole Morales, South Salem, N.Y. 38-37—75

Lauren Stephenson, Lexington 38-37—75

Cammie Gray, Northport, Ala. 39-36—75

Saki Iida, Gilbert, Ariz. 38-37—75

Elizabeth Nagel, Dewitt, Mich. 39-36—75

Eunjeong Seong, Republic of Korea 39-36—75

Leona Maguire, Republic of Ireland 36-39—75

Shawn Rennegarbe, Addieville, Ill. 37-38—75

Louise Yi, Cinnaminson, N.J. 39-37—76

Princess Superal, Philippines 37-39—76

Lakareber Abe, Angleton, Texas 38-38—76

Ashley Holder, Orlando, Fla. 38-38—76

Spencer Heller, Turlock, Calif. 37-39—76

Casey Danielson, Osceola, Wis. 39-37—76

Emily Collins, Colleyville, Texas 37-39—76

Jennifer Yang, Republic of Korea 38-38—76

Lucia Polo, Guatemala 41-35—76

Lydia Choi, Beverly Hills, Calif. 40-36—76

Cyna Marie Rodriguez, Philippines 39-37—76

Simin Feng, China 41-35—76

Mariko Tumangan, San Jose, Calif. 38-38—76

Gabriela Lopez, Mexico 40-36—76

Chaewon Park, San Pedro, Calif. 39-37—76

Ashlan Ramsey, Milledgeville, Ga. 40-36—76

Alyssa Shimel, Perrysburg, Ohio 41-35—76

Monica Petchakan, Encino, Calif. 38-38—76

Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. 39-38—77

Erica Stoner, Ocala, Fla. 41-36—77

Maria Fassi, Mexico 40-37—77

Kacie Komoto, Honolulu, Hawaii 39-38—77

Gabrielle Curtis, Eau Claire, Wis. 40-37—77

Liv Cheng, New Zealand 40-37—77

Vivian Tsui, Canada 39-38—77

Taylor Yoshitake, Los Angeles, Calif. 40-37—77

J. Coleman, Rolling Hills Estate, Calif. 39-38—77

Emma Lavy, Fayetteville, Ark. 41-36—77

Kuriko Tsukiyama, W. New York, N.J. 40-37—77

Avery French, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 39-38—77

Casie Cathrea, Livermore, Calif. 39-38—77

K. Martindale, Jefferson City, Tenn. 39-39—78

Grace Lennon, Australia 40-38—78

Abigail Portyrata, Midlothian, Va. 39-39—78

Kaci McCartan, Plano, Texas 40-38—78

Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif. 39-39—78

Angel Yin, Arcadia, Calif. 43-35—78

kPort, St. Louis, Mo. 39-39—78

Hayley Bettencourt, Australia 40-38—78

Haley Andreas, Pacific Grove, Calif. 40-38—78

Regina Plasencia, Mexico 41-38—79

Sydney Merchant, Morrison, Colo. 42-37—79

McKenzie Talbert, North Augusta 38-41—79

Nicole Ferre, Weston, Fla. 41-38—79

Erin Misheff, Silver Lake, Ohio 40-39—79

Briana Mao, Folsom, Calif. 38-41—79

Laura Wearn, Charlotte 39-40—79

Yu Liu, China 43-36—79

Alleman Zech, Indian Wells, Calif. 38-41—79

Abby Newton, Katy, Texas 40-39—79

Grace Ga Ryung Park, P.R. Korea 42-37—79

Christina Foster, Canada 42-37—79

Anna Gleixner, Greenwood, Ind. 41-38—79

Danielle Lemek, Doniphan, Neb. 40-39—79

Vaishavi Sinha, India 39-40—79

Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. 38-41—79

Hana Ku, Basking Ridge, N.J. 42-38—80

Haley Zagoria, Atlanta, Ga. 43-37—80

Anne Marie Covar, Edgefield 39-41—80

Jennifer Kupcho, Westminster, Colo. 42-38—80

Hannah Wood, Centennial, Colo. 40-40—80

Emily Ransone, Hilliard, Ohio 40-40—80

Erin Selfridge, Fleming Island, Fla. 43-37—80

Rinko Mitsunaga, Japan 42-38—80

Aya Johnson, N. Muskegon, Mich. 44-36—80

Bianca Maria Fabrizio, Italy 41-39—80

Jordan Britt, Chattanooga, Tenn. 40-40—80

Isabelle Kane, Winnetka, Ill. 40-40—80

Talia Campbell, Dallas, Texas 42-38—80

Jennifer Dilger, Palmdale, Calif. 39-41—80

Anna Zhou, Palo Alto, Calif. 41-39—80

K. Carson, The Woodlands, Texas 39-41—80

Jessica Vasilic, Sweden 41-39—80

Lily Bartell, Hilton Head Island 43-38—81

Ju Hee Bae, Chantilly, Va. 40-41—81

Sloan Shanahan, Suwanee, Ga. 41-40—81

Danielle Lee, La Mirada, Calif. 37-44—81

Jacqueline Chang, Scottsdale, Ariz. 39-42—81

Liz Breed, Waynesboro, Pa. 40-41—81

Alex Rossi, Austin, Texas 39-42—81

Ashley Burke, Boynton Beach, Fla. 40-41—81

Katie Petrino, Louisville, Ky. 39-42—81

Melanie Chambers, Henderson, Nev. 41-40—81

Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. 42-40—82

Chelsea Mocio, Fort Worth, Texas 40-42—82

Brittany Mai, Poway, Calif. 41-41—82

Shelby Martinek, Tempe, Ariz. 41-41—82

Kiersten Klekner-Alt, Canada 44-38—82

Kelli Murphy, Elgin 42-40—82

Melissa Siviter, United Kingdom 41-41—82

Lisa Maguire, Republic of Ireland 43-39—82

Jane Fitzgerald, Kensington, Md. 43-39—82

Isabelle Lendl, Goshen, Conn. 44-39—83

Patricia Holt, Frisco, Texas 38-46—84

Lauren Greenlief, Oakton, Va. 45-39—84

Christine Wong, Canada 43-41—84

Katy Funk, Spartanburg 42-42—84

Rosie Davies, England 42-43—85

Anna Grace Lavy, Fayetteville, Ark. 43-42—85

Mariana Sims, Austin, Texas 41-44—85

Alessandra Kutz, Sanford, Fla. 41-44—85

Christina Ocampo, Delray Beach, Fla. 44-42—86

Liz Waynick, Scottsdale, Ariz. 43-44—87