Emily Mahar in action in today’s quarter -final – photo USGA Darren Carroll

Queenslander Emily Mahar has bowed out of the US Women’s Amateur Championship at the Westchester Country Club in New York after a quarter final loss to American Jensen Castle.

Mahar went 1 down early after her opponent birdied their first hole and although she drew level with a birdie of her own at the 2nd it was one way traffic from there with Castle going on to win at the 13th by a 6&5 margin.

It ends a good run for Mahar who has attended college at Virginia Tech following her early game development as a member of the Keperra Country Club in Brisbane.

The growth in Mahar’s game since moving to the US is highlighted by her progress this week and that she recently qualified for and played the US Women’s Open.

Mahar returns to Virginia Tech where she is due to complete her senior year.