Annie Thurman lost her first-round match in the U.S. Women's Amateur in Scarbourough, N.Y., Wednesday 1-up to Kristy McPherson of Conway, S.C.

Thurman, who lives in Highland City, won the USGA Women's Public Links Championship as well as the Utah Women's Amateur earlier this year. She

easily qualified for match play at the Women's Am with scores of 71 and 75 in medal play, good for 21st place.