After sharing the lead following round one, Wooster finished in ninth after the two rounds of strokeplay, her second round of 78 including two birdies and seeing her finish on a total of eight-over.

Two shots further back, Puckett, the oldest player in the field at 75, almost broke her age on day one and like Wooster signed for a two birdie 78 to advance to the match play portion for the 10th time in 10 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur starts.

Wooster arrived in good form ahead of this week with three significant wins to her credit in 2022, including the European Senior Ladies, which she claimed by eight shots in June.

The 60-year-old, who finished runner-up at this event in 2019 and 2018, noted her strong putting in round one and an increasing understanding of the host venue.

“The length of the course is a challenge,” Wooster said. “You need to resist the urge to hit the ball too hard. It's better to be on the fairway, even if you have a longer shot in.”

And as she continues to become more comfortable in Alaska, the Aussie plans on indulging in some local activities once the golf is done.

“Before I leave, I'd love to get on a dog sled. I'm sticking around for a day after the championship, so going to try to make that happen,” she said.

America’s Lynne Cowan finished as the medallist after the strokeplay on a total of three-over, while Canadian Shelly Stouffer finished in second following an amazing reversal of fortunes following an opening 81 with a four-under 68.

Wooster will face American Joan Gardner in the Round of 64, while Puckett will take on Lynn Thompson.