UPDATE: Griggs, Swertfeger pick up wins in women's ACI

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By Mike Cote

Eight-time Atomic City Invitational champion Ev Griggs came back from a late deficit to win her first round women's championship flight match play round Thursday.

Griggs took the final two holes of regulation play in her first round contest over Bethany Rich, then took the first extra hole to grab a 1-up victory.

Meanwhile, Anna Swertfeger dropped Ree Gerchow in the opening round 3 and 1 to earn a victory in the round-robin tournament.

Griggs and Gerchow will meet in Friday's second round, while Swertfeger and Rich will square off in the other women's championship flight contest. Thursday's winners are scheduled to face each other Saturday.