Kim, who was the No. 1 seed in the 64-player match play bracket after earning medalist honors during two rounds of stroke play qualifying earlier this week, gained an early 1-up lead when Matthews bogeyed No. 4. Matthews bounced back with consecutive birdies to win No. 7 and No. 8 to grab a 1-up edge.
Kim then knotted the match with a birdie at No. 9, but Matthews regained her advantage with a birdie at No. 10. Kim again tied the match with a birdie at No. 14 and moved ahead with a birdie at No. 17.
At No. 18, Matthews birdied while Kim bogeyed to push the match back to all square. Ironically, through 18 holes, Matthews carded what would have been a 2-under 70, a stroke better than Kim.
Matthews was the last of five members of the Georgia women's golf program in the field for the Amateur. Yesterday, senior Jackie Beers was knocked out of the first round of match play competition, while junior Whitney Wade and incoming freshmen Alina Lee and Taylor Leon were eliminated during stroke play qualifying.
Georgia's golfers will wrap up their summer schedule next week when Lee and Mallory Hetzel, another incoming freshman, compete in the American Junior Golf Association's prestigious Canon Cup, an East vs. West match play competition which will be held at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Atlanta.