Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - Lauren Diaz-Yi won a pair of matches on
Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur
Diaz-Yi, who is the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links champion, opened her day
with a 2 & 1 victory over stroke-play medalist Yumi Matsubara before cruising
to a 4 & 3 decision over Kendall Price in the round of 16.
Diaz-Yi's opponent in the quarters will be Doris Chen, who ousted Kacie
Komoto, 3 & 2, in the round of 32 and downed Minjee Lee by a 2 & 1 margin in
the next round to advance.
The other three quarterfinal matches will have Yueer Cindy Feng face off
against Annie Park, Katelyn Sepmoree taking on Alison Lee and Emma Talley
playing Su-Hyun Oh.
Talley was the big winner in the early matches on Thursday with an 8 & 7
decision over Tatiana Wijaya, while Feng won her first match 4 & 2, Park,
Sepmoree and Oh advanced with 2 & 1 victories and Lee needed 19 holes to take
down Katelyn Dambaugh.
In the round of 16, Feng, Park and Sepmoree each earned 1-up decisions, Talley
moved on by a 2-up mark, Lee captured a 3 & 2 win and Oh cruised into the
quarterfinals with a 5 & 4 victory.
The quarterfinals and semifinals of the championship will be played on Friday
and Saturday, respectively, and the championship will conclude with Sunday's
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