Oh and Ko through to Quarters at US Am
BY Bruce Young | US Womens Amateur Tour | 2012 US Women's Amateur | Day Four | 10 Aug 2012
The US Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club in Cleveland in Ohio has reached the quarter final stage and one New Zealander and one Australian remain to represent Australasia over the closing stages of women’s amateur golf’s most significant event.
New Zealander Lydia Ko and Australian Su Hyun Oh have survived the round of 32 and the round of 16 on day two and advance to tomorrow’s quarter finals.
Oh won both her matches convincingly, defeating American Maia Schechter in the morning encounter by 5&4 before dispatching of Jayvie Marie Agojo from the Philippines 4&3 in her afternoon round of 16 match.
The 16 year old Oh won the first hole of both her matches and was never behind in either, further confirming the form she is in this week.
Oh will now face Canadian Nicole Zhang in tomorrow’s opening quarter final after Zhang had defeated the stroke-play medallist Hyo Jo Kim by a narrow 1 up margin.
Lydia Ko who qualified in second position in the stroke-play phase of the event, won her morning match over American Amy Anderson 3&2 then survived a hard fought battle against Frenchwoman Celene Boutier in the afternoon, the turning point coming when Ko eagled the 16th thole to go one ahead and held on to win the match 1 up.
Tomorrow Ko will face South African Paula Reto.
Tasmanian Amy Dewhurst survived a titanic battle between herself and fellow Australian Breanna Elliott in the morning match-up. There was never more than one hole between the pair throughout the match eventually decided in extra time when Elliott double bogeyed the second extra hole after she had birdied the final hole of regulation to force the playoff.
Dewhurst would lose her afternoon match against Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn however, the Thai golfer 5 under when their match finished at the 16th.
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