Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Yorkers and Japanese Golfers Advance in U.S. Women's Amateur

One of the nice side effects of snagging PGA Championship tickets from my brother was that he got us access to the Wanamaker Club tent yesterday, where the Full Metal Archivist, onechan, imoto, and I got to watch about 15 minutes of the U.S. Women's Amateur on Golf Channel (which we still don't have at home!).  Although we didn't get to see any of 14-year-old medallist Yumi Matsubara, she advanced to the 2nd round of match play, along with countrywoman Kotone Hori and New Yorkers Annie Park, Kelly Shon, and Nicole Morales.  Matsubara faces off against Laura Diaz-Yi, Hori against '12 Girls Junior champion Minjee Lee, Shon against amateur legend Meghan Stasi, Morales against Casie Cathrea, and Park against Brittany Fan.  Good luck to all!

[Update 1 (11:52 am):  Nice to see the Mostly Harmless jinx is alive and well.  I've already seen on twitter that Matsubara, Hori, and Morales lost their matches.]

[Update 2 (12:00 pm):  Phew!  NCAA champion Annie Park won her match.  Let's see if Ivy League champion Shon can do the same!]

[Update 3 (12:10 pm):   New York power!  Shon defeated Stasi.  Excelsior!]

[Update 4 (7:26 pm):  So of course the NYers had to face off in the Round of 16.  Park prevailed over Shon, 1-up.  Here's how the entire match play competition has played out so far.  Next up is Cindy Yueer Feng and if Park can take her down she'll face the winner of the Doris Chen-Lauren Diaz-Yi match.  On the other side of the bracket, Allison Lee faces Cinderella candidate Katelyn Sepmoree, while there's a battle of the big-timers between Su-Hyun Oh and Emma Talley to get to the Final 4.]

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