Son moves into third round of U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

AUGUSTA, Mo. (July 26, 2017) – Yujeong Son of Norman stormed into the third round of the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship with a 5 and 4 victory over Chia-Yen Wu of Chinese Taipei in a second-round match Thursday morning.

Son, who reached the semifinals of this event in 2016, was facing Erica Shepard of Greenwood, Ind., in the third round beginning at 1:45 p.m.

Medalist Lucy Li, of Redwood Shores, Calif., was upset 2 and 1 in the second round by Yu-Sang Hou of Chinese Taipei. The championship is being held on Boone Valley Golf Club’s par-71, 6,311-yard course.

Son won her first-round match Wednesday, defeating Ximena Gonzalez Garcia of Mexico 3 and 1. Son jumped out to an early 3 up lead through the first five holes and held on from there.

Following third-round matches today, the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be played Friday. The championship concludes with a 36-hole final on Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. CDT. Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will provide coverage all three days.

Results

For results of Thursday’s match play rounds, go to www.usga.org.

AUGUSTA, Mo. – Results from Wednesday’s first round of match play in the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, being conducted at the 6,311-yard, par-71 Boone Valley Golf Club:

Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. (137) def. Belinda Hu, San Ramon, Calif. (152), 7 and 6
Yu-Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei (147) def. Lauren Peter, Carmel, N.Y. (147), 4 and 3
Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C. (145) def. Julia Misemer, Overland Park, Kan. (149), 6 and 5
So Whi Kang, Republic of Korea (149) def. Yealimi Noh, Concord, Calif. (145), 1 up
Annick Haczkiewicz, Las Vegas, Nev. (150) def. Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C. (141), 19 holes
Smith Knaffle, Murrells Inlet, S.C. (146) def. Angelina (Lei) Ye, People’s Republic of China (148), 2 and 1
Karah Sanford, Escondido, Calif. (141) def. Kennedy Swann, Austin, Texas (150), 1 up
Calista Reyes, San Diego, Calif. (146) def. Ruqing Guan, People’s Republic of China (148), 1 up
Izzy Pellot, Orlando, Fla. (151) def. Caroline Hodge, Larchmont, N.Y. (140), 3 and 1
Celeste Dao, Canada (147) def. Jacque Galloway, Rio Rancho, N.M. (148), 3 and 2
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. (143) def. Virginia Green, Fairhope, Ala. (150), 2 and 1
Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif. (149) def. Elle Nachmann, Boca Raton, Fla. (145), 19 holes
Taylor Roberts, Parkland, Fla. (150) def. Zoe Campos, Valencia, Calif. (140), 22 holes
Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia (147) def. Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn. (148), 2 up
Haley Moore, Escondido, Calif. (143) def. Tze-Han Lin, Chinese Taipei (150), 4 and 3
Ashley Menne, Surprise, Ariz. (146) def. Lauren Beaudreau, Lemont, Ill. (149), 2 and 1
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, Thailand (138) def. Emily Mahar, Australia (151), 7 and 6
Kelly Su, Scottsdale, Ariz. (147) def. Irene Kim, La Palma, Calif. (147), 22 holes
Ami Gianchandani, Watchung, N.J. (149) def. Macy Fox, Austin, Texas (144), 2 and 1
Ellie Szeryk, Canada (149) def. Lois Kaye Go, Philippines (145), 2 and 1
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. (141) def. Leila Dizon, Los Angeles, Calif. (150), 2 up
Hsin Yu Lu, Chinese Taipei (146) def. Brittany Kwon, Bremerton, Wash. (148), 6 and 4
Ivy Shepherd, Peachtree City, Ga. (150) def. Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala. (142), 4 and 3
Elizabeth Moon, Forrest City, Ark. (149) def. Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif. (146), 2 and 1
Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif. (140) def. Maisie Filler, Bloomfield, Conn. (151), 2 up
Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind. (147) def. Kelly Sim, Edgewater, N.J. (147), 4 and 3
Yujeong Son, Republic of Korea (144) def. Ximena Gonzalez Garcia, Mexico (149), 3 and 1
Chia-Yen Wu, Chinese Taipei (145) def. Han Hsuan Yu, Chinese Taipei (149), 3 and 2
Mika Liu, Beverly Hills, Calif. (141) def. Jayna Choi, Collierville, Tenn. (150), 4 and 2
Haylin Harris, Carmel, Ind. (146) def. Euna Han, Canada (148), 1 up
Youngin Chun, Gainesville, Fla. (143) def. Julia Gregg, Farmers Branch, Texas (150), 5 and 4
Stephanie Carras, Midland, Mich. (149) def. Mikhaela Fortuna, Philippines (146), 20 holes

AUGUSTA, Mo. – Pairings for Thursday’s second round of match play in the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, being conducted at the 6,311-yard, par-71 Boone Valley Golf Club (all times CDT):

Round of 32 Matches
(Upper Bracket)

7 a.m. – Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. (137) vs. Yu-Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei (147)
7:09 a.m. – Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C. (145) vs. So Whi Kang, Republic of Korea (149)
7:18 a.m. – Annick Haczkiewicz, Las Vegas, Nev. (150) vs. Smith Knaffle, Murrells Inlet, S.C. (146)
7:27 a.m. – Karah Sanford, Escondido, Calif. (141) vs. Calista Reyes, San Diego, Calif. (146)
7:36 a.m. – Izzy Pellot, Orlando, Fla. (151) vs. Celeste Dao, Canada (147)
7:45 a.m. – Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. (143) vs. Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif. (149)
7:54 a.m. – Taylor Roberts, Parkland, Fla. (150) vs. Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia (147)
8:03 a.m. – Haley Moore, Escondido, Calif. (143) vs. Ashley Menne, Surprise, Ariz. (146)

(Lower Bracket)
8:12 a.m. – Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, Thailand (138) vs. Kelly Su, Scottsdale, Ariz. (147)
8:21 a.m. – Ami Gianchandani, Watchung, N.J. (149) vs. Ellie Szeryk, Canada (149)
8:30 a.m. – Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. (141) vs. Hsin Yu Lu, Chinese Taipei (146)
8:39 a.m. – Ivy Shepherd, Peachtree City, Ga. (150) vs. Elizabeth Moon, Forrest City, Ark. (149)
8:48 a.m. – Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif. (140) vs. Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind. (147)
8:57 a.m. – Yujeong Son, Republic of Korea (144) vs. Chia-Yen Wu, Chinese Taipei (145)
9:06 a.m. – Mika Liu, Beverly Hills, Calif. (141) vs. Haylin Harris, Carmel, Ind. (146)
9:15 a.m. – Youngin Chun, Gainesville, Fla. (143) vs. Stephanie Carras, Midland, Mich. (149)

*Round of 32 winners advance to the third round of match play on Thursday, beginning at noon.

 

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