Palo Alto's Ali falls in U.S. Junior Amateur golf tourney


After nearly two days of suspended play due to dangerous weather, Palo Alto sophomore Ahmed Ali dropped a 4-and-3 decision to Tony Gil of Canada in the Round of 64 on Thursday at the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, S.C.

Ali was making his second USGA appearance this year. He was the youngest competitor at this year's U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, where he played with his brother, Hussain.


Atherton's CiCi Bellis advanced, but Stanford graduate Kristie Ahn did not following Thursday's action at the FSP Gold River USTA $50,000 Women's Challenger at the Gold River Racquet Club near Sacramento.

Bellis, 16, the No. 3 seed, rallied for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Asia Muhammad. Ahn, meanwhile, dropped a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 match to Nao Hibino.

Bellis will play No. 8 Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine on Friday.

Michaela Gordon of Los Altos Hills was eliminated in the opening round on Wednesday, dropping a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Brooke Austin.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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