Scarberry, Son tied for 24th in U.S. Girls’ Junior, Gough shoots 79

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AUGUSTA, Mo. (July 24, 2017) – Mika Liu, the inaugural 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball co-champion and the only USGA champion in the field, fired a 4-under-par 67 Monday to grab a one-stroke lead after the first day of stroke play in the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship on Boone Valley Golf Club’s 6,311-yard course.

Liu, who played in the first group off the 10th tee, carded five birdies, four on her last nine holes, against one bogey on the par-4 13th hole, which ranked as the fifth-toughest hole on Monday.

“I think the course is really challenging; there were a lot of precision shots to be made today, and I think I executed a lot of them,” said Liu, a member of the 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team who combined with Rinko Mitsunaga to win the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.

Two of the three Oklahomans in the field are in position to reach the match play once the tournament is cut to the low 64 on Tuesday. ShaeBug Scarberry of Purcell and Yujeong Son of Norman both shot 73 and are tied for 24th. Natalie Gough of Bixby shot 79 and is tied for 100th.

The championship, scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

“A total of seven sub-par rounds were recorded in what was expected to be some of the best weather conditions of the week. After temperatures in the low 100s and high 90s with high humidity for the weekend practice rounds, Monday’s high was a more comfortable 91 with light wind.

Though eligible to play, the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Eun Jeong Seong, 17, of the Republic of Korea, is not defending her titles this week. Seong also won the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, becoming the only player in USGA history to win both championships in the same year.


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

Mika Liu, Beverly Hills, Calif. 32-35–67
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. 36-32–68
Caroline Hodge, Larchmont, N.Y. 32-36–68
Haley Moore, Escondido, Calif. 35-35–70
Macy Fox, Austin, Texas 33-37–70
Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif. 34-36–70
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, Thailand 39-31–70
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. 36-35–71
Elle Nachmann, Boca Raton, Fla. 37-34–71
Haylin Harris, Carmel, Ind. 37-34–71
Jacque Galloway, Rio Rancho, N.M. 36-35–71
Karah Sanford, Escondido, Calif. 34-37–71
Kelly Sim, Edgewater, N.J. 33-38–71
Lauren Beaudreau, Lemont, Ill. 38-33–71
Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. 37-34–71
Smith Knaffle, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 36-35–71
Stephanie Carras, Midland, Mich. 38-33–71
Zoe Campos, Valencia, Calif. 34-37–71
Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn. 35-37–72
Leila Dizon, Los Angeles, Calif. 36-36–72
Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala. 35-37–72
Mikhaela Fortuna, Philippines 38-34–72
Taylor Roberts, Parkland, Fla. 37-35–72
Ashely Shim, San Mateo, Calif. 37-36–73
Calista Reyes, San Diego, Calif. 35-38–73
Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind. 37-36–73
Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif. 39-34–73
Kennedy Swann, Austin, Texas 37-36–73
Lois Kaye Go, Philippines 35-38–73
Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia 37-36–73
Ruqing Guan, People’s Republic of China 37-36–73
ShaeBug Scarberry, Purcell, Okla. 38-35–73
Tze-Han Lin, Chinese Taipei 36-37–73
Yujeong Son, Republic of Korea 37-36–73
Annick Haczkiewicz, Las Vegas, Nev. 37-37–74
Ashley Menne, Surprise, Ariz. 37-37–74
Brigitte Thibault, Canada 39-35–74
Casey Weidenfeld, Pembroke Pines, Fla. 37-37–74
Christine Wang, Houston, Texas 37-37–74
Emily Mahar, Australia 37-37–74
Hsin Yu Lu, Chinese Taipei 37-37–74
Irene Kim, La Palma, Calif. 39-35–74
So Whi Kang, Republic of Korea 39-35–74
Youngin Chun, Gainesville, Fla. 37-37–74
Yu-Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei 36-38–74
Ami Gianchandani, Watchung, N.J. 36-39–75
Brittany Kwon, Bremerton, Wash. 37-38–75
Chia-Yen Wu, Chinese Taipei 36-39–75
Elizabeth Moon, Forrest City, Ark. 36-39–75
Han Hsuan Yu, Chinese Taipei 38-37–75
Jennifer Cleary, Wilmington, Del. 37-38–75
Lauren Guiao, Newburgh, Ind. 37-38–75
Lauren Peter, Carmel, N.Y. 37-38–75
Maisie Filler, Bloomfield, Conn. 39-36–75
Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C. 36-39–75
Yealimi Noh, Concord, Calif. 38-37–75
Belinda Hu, San Ramon, Calif. 37-39–76
Caroline Smith, Inverness, Ill. 39-37–76
Celeste Dao, Canada 38-38–76
Ellie Szeryk, Canada 37-39–76
Haley Vargas, Lubbock, Texas 42-34–76
Ivy Shepherd, Peachtree City, Ga. 38-38–76
Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C. 38-38–76
Karla Vazquez, Mexico 37-39–76
Katie Yoo, Orlando, Fla. 37-39–76
Lauren Chappell, Charleston, Ill. 38-38–76
Lindsay May, Auburn, N.Y. 36-40–76
Madison Wood, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 39-37–76
Samantha Yi, San Diego, Calif. 35-41–76
Siyan Chen, People’s Republic of China 36-40–76
Sydney Smith, Las Vegas, Nev. 38-38–76
Ximena Gonzalez Garcia, Mexico 36-40–76
Alice Hodge, Larchmont, N.Y. 38-39–77
Alina Vannarath, Saratoga Springs, Utah 41-36–77
Andrea Gomez, Mexico 40-37–77
Angelina (Lei) Ye, People’s Republic of China 36-41–77
Bailey Davis, White Plains, Md. 35-42–77
Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif. 38-39–77
Caroline Hwang, Orlando, Fla. 39-38–77
Claire Cameron, Martinsville, Ind. 36-41–77
Esther Lee, Brazil 39-38–77
Euna Han, Canada 37-40–77
Gabriella Tomanka, Grapevine, Texas 38-39–77
Izzy Pellot, Orlando, Fla. 38-39–77
Jaclyn Murray, Grand Junction, Colo. 36-41–77
Jayna Choi, Collierville, Tenn. 38-39–77
Julia Gregg, Farmers Branch, Texas 38-39–77
Julia Misemer, Overland Park, Kan. 37-40–77
Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J. 42-35–77
Sarah Willis, Eaton, Ohio 40-37–77
Allysha Mae Mateo, Mililani, Hawaii 38-40–78
Caroline Caudill, Clarksville, Tenn. 41-37–78
Chandler Rosholt, Cedar Park, Texas 38-40–78
Gracyn Burgess, Lexington, S.C. 39-39–78
Kelly Su, Scottsdale, Ariz. 41-37–78
Kendall Griffin, Sebring, Fla. 38-40–78
Mika Jin, People’s Republic of China 39-39–78
Stephanie Kyriacou, Australia 38-40–78
Xinying Wang, People’s Republic of China 40-38–78
Amelia McKee, Spring, Texas 36-43–79
Audrey Paradis, Canada 36-43–79
Bentley Cotton, Austin, Texas 39-40–79
Jiayi Wang, People’s Republic of China 38-41–79
Julie (Youn Soo) Ju, Canada 39-40–79
Lauryn Nguyen, Seattle, Wash. 41-38–79
Natalie Gough, Bixby, Okla. 39-40–79
Natnicha Chompitakdacha, Thailand 39-40–79
Pinya Pipatjarasgit, Sylvania, Ohio 36-43–79
Roshannah Gaur, Canada 37-42–79
Serena Chon, Murrieta, Calif. 37-42–79
Shelby Brauckmuller, Auburndale, Fla. 38-41–79
Sophia Yoemans, Red Wing, Minn. 43-36–79
Virginia Green, Fairhope, Ala. 36-43–79
Waverly Whiston, San Diego, Calif. 40-39–79
Adithi Anand, Redmond, Wash. 40-40–80
Casey Ott, Conway, Ark. 37-43–80
Emma Zhao, Windermere, Fla. 39-41–80
Jennifer Cai, Irvine, Calif. 39-41–80
Mimi (Xiaoyi) Chen, People’s Republic of China 39-41–80
Trinity King, Arlington, Texas 38-42–80
Annika Borrelli, Alamo, Calif. 41-40–81
Annika Cedo, Philippines 40-41–81
Charlotte Hillary, Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 40-41–81
Christine Shao, Green Brook, N.J. 42-39–81
Hannah Ko, Anaheim, Calif. 37-44–81
Isabella van der Biest, Kingsport, Tenn. 44-37–81
Jing Wen Lu, People’s Republic of China 41-40–81
Madeline Zunino, Stockton, Calif. 40-41–81
Quynn Duong, San Jose, Calif. 39-42–81
Ramya Meenakshisundaram, Jacksonville, Fla. 40-41–81
Samantha Bruce, Philippines 36-45–81
Yoona Kim, Republic of Korea 40-41–81
Ally Williams, Athens, Ala. 39-43–82
Julia Matzat, Parkland, Fla. 41-41–82
Macy Holliday, Dallas, Texas 41-41–82
Moyea Russell, Japan 43-39–82
Aoife O’Donovan, Monroe, La. 42-41–83
Baylee Thompson, Lapeer, Mich. 41-42–83
Emily Snelling, Clear Lake, Iowa 42-41–83
Jensen Castle, West Columbia, S.C. 40-43–83
Phoebe Yue, Canada 41-42–83
Sydney Naro, Canada 37-46–83
Ashley Zagers, Oldsmar, Fla. 43-41–84
Haruka Shintani, Japan 43-41–84
Jennifer Wang, Solon, Ohio 43-41–84
Morgan Goldstein, Las Vegas, Nev. 41-43–84
Ashley Liu, Plano, Texas 43-42–85
Kornkamol Sukaree, Thailand 38-47–85
Rina Jung, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 45-40–85
Kailey Oki, Hilo, Hawaii 42-45–87
Haeri Lee, Republic of Korea 42-46–88
Rory Weinfurther, Midlothian, Va. 45-43–88
Beah Cruz, Sacramento, Calif. 42-47–89
Shelby Poynter, Scottsbluff, Neb. 46-46–92
Lauren Thibodeau, Hampstead, N.H. 46-47–93
Marisa Marquez, Amarillo, Texas 44-49–93

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