Qualifying medalist Lydia Gumm didn't have it easy in the first round of match play in the Women's State Amateur on Tuesday.
Gumm was taken to the 17th hole before she prevailed against the last player to get in the championship bracket out of Monday's qualifier. But considering her opponent was five-time state champion Anne Combs, the struggle shouldn't have come as a surprise.
Combs, whose last title came in 1983, fell 2 and 1 to the reigning Miss Golf in Kentucky, who will be a freshman in the fall at North Hardin.
Gumm will play Sloane Skinner in Wednesday's second round at Georgetown's Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club. Skinner beat Megan McKinney 2 and 1.
Among the tournament favorites, Karisa Akin, who qualified third, was forced to extra holes. The 2008 Kentucky Open champion prevailed over Kim Hartlage on the 20th hole.
Stephanie Watts, the No. 29 qualifier, knocked off No. 5 Jessica Smith 3 and 1.