Sunday, August 14, 2011

Danielle Kang Going for her 2nd Straight U.S. Women's Amateur Title

Danielle Kang looked beatable yesterday and Brooke Pancake started sticking some shots on the back 9 to go from 2 down to 1 up, but Kang found another gear over the last 3 holes and moved on to the finals to face a very hot Moriya Jutanugarn. The 17-year-old phenom with her younger sister Ariya on the bag went out in 31 and recovered from a couple of miscues with her driver on the way in to take out NCAA individual champion Austin Ernst, who shot a 68 of her own but couldn't get up and down on the final hole to extend the match. Kang is playing hurt but playing well and Jutanugarn is playing great. I won't give away how the 36-hole championship round has started out, but it'll be well worth tuning in to see if Kang can defend her title or Jutanugarn can win the biggest tournament of her life.

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