The 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship is now officially underway with the start of play in the Women’s Division.

Thirty-four ladies began their quest for a championship title Wednesday morning at Strokers – Palm Harbor. By Thursday evening, one of their dreams will be realized.  Notable participants include former champions Tina Larson, Dana Aft and reigning champion Tammie Jones.  The ladies will play a race-to-5 with a combination of three games of 8-Ball and six games of 9-Ball double-elimination.  The finals will be a race-to-9 with 6 games of 8-Ball and 11 games of 9-Ball in a winner-take-all single elimination final.

Early highlights included Jones being handed a an early loss by Jackie Blomlie of Palm Coast, Fla.  If she is to successfully defend her title, she’ll have to do so through the one-loss side of the bracket.

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