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UCF Golfers Making Noise at U.S. Women's Amateur

Freshman Elizabeth Moon Reaches Round of 64

UCF Head Women's Golf Coach Emily Marron with golfer Ashley Holder at the 2017 American Athletic Conference Championship (Photo: UCF Athletics)
UCF Head Women's Golf Coach Emily Marron with golfer Ashley Holder at the 2017 American Athletic Conference Championship (Photo: UCF Athletics)

Elizabeth Moon is an incoming freshman for UCF's Women's Golf Team, but she's not moving into her dorm on campus just yet. Wednesday, she begins the Round of 64 of the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.

Moon finished the first two rounds of stroke play at -4, tied for 8th, which was good enough to get her to the match play phase.

Moon is one of two UCF golfers who were in the field at the U.S. Women's Am. Maria Balcazar, a sophomore from Mexico, was also in the field but failed to reach the Round of 64 after going +6 in the first two rounds.

Moon should be quite the addition for Emily Marron's team. Kaeli Jones reached the NCAA Regionals last year, marking seven straight seasons that UCF has been represented as either a team or individual in the NCAAs. The Knights also clinched the War on I-4 All Sports trophy for the second straight year by virtue of their finish in the American Athletic Conference Championship.

Moon is looking to redeem herself after a controversial finish in the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur, where she lost a semifinal match on the 19th hole after taking a penalty for picking up a putt that was not conceded. Her opponent, incoming Duke Blue Devil Erica Shepard, went on to win the tournament.

You can follow Elizabeth Moon in the Round of 64 live here. She tees off at 2:45 p.m. ET.